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Ouricuri is a city in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil. It is located in the mesoregion of Sertão Pernambucano. Ouricuri has a total area of 2,423 square kilometers and had an estimated population of 66,978 inhabitants [1] in 2009 according to the IBGE.



The main economic activities in Ouricuri are based in extraction of gypsum and no metallic minerals, and primary sector especially creation of goats, donkeys, pigs and farms with beans, manioc and corn. Ouricuri is located in the micro region of Araripina which contains 95% of the Brazilian reserves of Gypsum.

Economic Indicators[edit]

Population GDP x(1000 R$).[2] GDP pc (R$) PE
66.978 200.880 3.186 0.33%

Economy by Sector 2006

Primary sector Secondary sector Service sector
6.51% 17.42% 76.07%

Health Indicators[edit]


HDI (2000) Hospitals (2007) Hospitals beds (2007) Children's Mortality every 1000 (2005)
0.614 2 165 27.4


Coordinates: 7°52′58″S 40°04′55″W / 7.88278°S 40.08194°W / -7.88278; -40.08194