Arcoverde

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Arcoverde (Green Arch) is a municipality in Pernambuco, Brazil. It is located in the mesoregion of Sertão Pernambucano . Arcoverde has a total area of 353.4 square kilometers and had an estimated population of 68.000 inhabitants [1] in 2009 according with IBGE.

Municipal flag.

Geography[edit]

Arcoverde is located in the Sertao of Pernambuco state. The municipality has the following data:

  • Boundaries - Paraiba (N); Buíque and Pedra (S), Pesqueira (E), Sertânia (W)
  • Area - 353.4 sqkm
  • Elevation - 663 m
  • Hidrography - Ipanema, Ipojuca and Moxotó rivers
  • Vegetation - Caatinga.
  • Clima - Semi desertic, ( Sertao) - hot and dry
  • Annual average temperature - 22.4 c
  • Main road - BR 232
  • Distance to Recife - 254 km

Economy[edit]

The main economic activities in Arcoverde are based in general commerce, services and primary sector.

Economic Indicators[edit]

Population GDP x(1000 R$).[2] GDP pc (R$) PE
68.000 290.529 4.479 0.48%

Economy by Sector 2006

Primary sector Secondary sector Service sector
3.87% 11.59% 84.54%

Health Indicators[edit]

[3]

HDI (2000) Hospitals (2007) Hospitals beds (2007) Children's Mortality every 1000 (2005)
0.708 2 282 38.4

References[edit]

Coordinates: 8°25′08″S 37°03′14″W / 8.41889°S 37.05389°W / -8.41889; -37.05389