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Gameleira Tree

Gameleira is a City in Pernambuco, Brazil. The name Gameleira is derived from the large number of Gameleira trees (Moraceae family) that were growing in the region. The city is located 99 km away from Recife, the capital city of Pernambuco. Gameleira has a bus terminal, a public library, two State schools and several municipal schools.


The district of Gameleira was created by Provincial Law 763 (Lei Provincial n° 763), on July 11, 1867. It was then part of the municipality of Sirinhaém. In 1872, it became a village (Lei Provincial n° 1.057). In 1860, the Recife-São Francisco Railroad established a Station in Gameleira. Local sugarcane plantations used the railroad to transport sugar to the port in Recife.



The main economic activities in Gameleira are based in agribusiness, especially plantation of sugarcane; and creations of cattle and buffalos.

Economic Indicators[edit]

Population [1] GDP x(1000 R$).[2] GDP pc (R$) PE
27.823 77.324 2.942 0.13%

Economy by Sector

Primary sector Secondary sector Service sector
19.70% 6.78% 73.52%

Health Indicators[edit]


HDI (2000) Hospitals (2007) Hospitals beds (2007) Children's Mortality every 1000 (2005)
0.590 1 14 15.2


Coordinates: 8°35′S 35°23′W / 8.583°S 35.383°W / -8.583; -35.383