Águas Belas

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Águas Belas (Beautiful Waters) is a Brazilian municipality in the state of Pernambuco.

History[edit]

The region where Águas Belas is located was originally inhabited by the Tupiniquim, who were expelled by the Carajó tribe. The first Europeans arrived around 1700. Until 1904, Águas Belas was a district of Buíque.

The name "Águas Belas" (Portuguese for "Beautiful Waters") originated from the commentary of a judge who was visiting the city and was impressed by the excellent quality of the water in the town.

Geography[edit]

Economy[edit]

The main economic activities in Águas Belas are based in industry, commerce and agribusiness especially plantations of beans, corn and manioc; and creations of cattle, goats, sheeps, horses, pigs and chickens.

Economic indicators[edit]

Population[1] GDP x(1000 R$).[2] GDP pc (R$) PE
39.672 115.899 3.051 0.19%

Economy by Sector 2006

Primary sector Secondary sector Service sector
17.34% 8.71% 73.95%

Health indicators[edit]

[3]

HDI (2000) Hospitals (2007) Hospitals beds (2007) Children's Mortality every 1000 (2005)
0.532 1 51 25.4

References[edit]

Coordinates: 9°06′S 35°06′W / 9.100°S 35.100°W / -9.100; -35.100