Abreu e Lima, Pernambuco

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Abreu e Lima [1]
Coordinates: 7°54′S 34°53′W / 7.900°S 34.883°W / -7.900; -34.883Coordinates: 7°54′S 34°53′W / 7.900°S 34.883°W / -7.900; -34.883
Country Brazil
State Pernambuco
Area
 • Total 126 km2 (49 sq mi)
Elevation 19 m (62 ft)
Population (2009 est)
 • Total 96,266
 • Density 765/km2 (1,980/sq mi)
General Abreu e Lima

Abreu e Lima is a Brazilian municipality in the state of Pernambuco. It is located in the Metropolitan Region of Recife,[2] also known as Greater Recife.[3]

The city was named in honor of José Inácio de Abreu e Lima,[3] also known as "Inácio Pernambucano". Born in Portugal, he participated in battles in Pernambuco and fought alongside Simón Bolivar in the wars of independence of Venezuela and Colombia.

Folklore is among Abreu e Lima's main attractions. Visitors can enjoy the drums and energetic rhythm of Maracatu dance performance, as well as Ciranda dance groups such as the one led by Dona Odete do Coco. The city's main festivity is the Emancipation Festival, every May 14. Also, over 70 percent of its territory is covered by virgin Atlantic Forest and environmental reserves, such as those of São Bento and Caetés.

On March 31, 1983, the city held the first public event of Diretas Já, a popular movement against the military dictatorship.

Geography[edit]

Economy[edit]

The main economic activities in Abreu e Lima are based in commerce, general industry especially chemical and metallurgic. Also the primary sector plays an important role.

Economic Indicators[edit]

Population [4] GDP x (1000 R$).[5] GDP pc (R$) PE (%) RMR (%)
96.266 567.474 6.154 0.92 1.42

Economy by Sector 2006

Primary sector Secondary sector Service sector
4.25% 35.35% 60.40%

Health Indicators[edit]

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HDI (2000) Hospitals (2007) Hospitals beds (2007) Children's Mortality every 1000 (2005)
0.73 2 115 16.9

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