Rio Formoso

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Rio Formoso
Rio Formoso old Colonial Houses
Rio Formoso old Colonial Houses
Rio Formoso is located in Brazil
Rio Formoso
Rio Formoso
Rio Formoso located in Brazil Map
Coordinates: 8°40′S 35°09′W / 8.667°S 35.150°W / -8.667; -35.150Coordinates: 8°40′S 35°09′W / 8.667°S 35.150°W / -8.667; -35.150
Country Brazil Brazil
State Pernambuco
Region Zona da mata
 • Total 239.8 km2 (92.6 sq mi)
Elevation 5 m (16 ft)
 • Total 21,815

Rio Formoso is a municipality in Pernambuco with 21,815 inhabitants.



  • Pedra beach and Reduto beach

There are the only two beaches in Rio Formoso. The major attraction is the estuary of the Formoso River. Has an extensive area of coconut trees, sand banks and natural reefs.


The main economic activities in Rio Formoso are based in food and beverage industry and agribusiness. Especially, coconuts, sugarcane, and creations of cattle.

Economic Indicators[edit]

Population [1] GDP x(1000 R$).[2] GDP pc (R$) PE
21.815 128.391 6.107 0.21%

Economy by Sector 2006

Primary sector Secondary sector Service sector
11.74% 40.87% 47.39%

Health Indicators[edit]


HDI (2000) Hospitals (2007) Hospitals beds (2007) Children's Mortality every 1000 (2005)
0.621 1 65 34.1