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Full nameState of Pernambuco
Native name langpt
Settlement typeState
Capital and Largest CityRecife
GovernorEduardo Henrique Accioly Campos
Vice GovernorJoão Lyra Neto
Total Area37948.3 sq mi (98311.616 km2)
Area rank19th
Total Population8796032 (7th) (2010 census)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (6th) (0/sq mi)
Year2007 estimate
TotalR$ 62.255.687 (10th)
Per capitaR$ 7.337 (21st)
Category0.718 - medium (23rd)
Other information
Time zoneBRT (UTC-3)
- Summer (DST)BRST (UTC-2)
Postal Code50000-000 to 56990-000
ISO 3166 codeBR-PE

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Pernambuco (-ptpɛʁnɐ̃ˈbuku) is a state of Brazil, located in the Northeast region of the country. To the north are the states of Paraíba and Ceará, to the west is Piauí, to the south are Alagoas and Bahia, and to the east is the Atlantic Ocean. There are about 187 kilometers (116 miles) of beaches, some of the most beautiful in the country, as Porto de Galinhas, Carneiros and Calhetas. The capital, Recife, has one of most beautiful urban areas of the country, Boa Viagem. Together with its neighboring city of Olinda, it is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the northeastern part of Brazil. Both have Portuguese architecture, with centuries-old casarões and churches, and kilometers of beaches and much culture. Pernambuco also has the archipelago Fernando de Noronha. The proximity of the Equator guarantees an entire year of sun, with average temperatures of 26 °C (79 °F).

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