Água Preta

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Água Preta
Município de Água Preta
Location of Água Preta in Pernambuco
Location of Água Preta in Pernambuco
Água Preta is located in Brazil
Água Preta
Água Preta
Location of Água Preta in Brazil
Coordinates: 08°42′25″S 35°31′51″W / 8.70694°S 35.53083°W / -8.70694; -35.53083Coordinates: 08°42′25″S 35°31′51″W / 8.70694°S 35.53083°W / -8.70694; -35.53083
Country  Brazil
Region Northeast
State Bandeira de Pernambuco.svg Pernambuco
Founded July 3, 1892
 • Mayor Armando Souto (PDT, 2013-2016)
 • Total 533.33 km2 (205.92 sq mi)
Elevation 93 m (305 ft)
Population (2014)
 • Total 35,344
 • Density 66/km2 (170/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Água-pretense
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)
Website aguapreta.pe.gov.br

Água Preta (Black Water) is a Brazilian municipality (city) in the state of Pernambuco. It covers 533.33 km2 (205.92 sq mi), and has a population of 35,344 with a population density of 1.28 inhabitants per square kilometer.[1]

Água Preta was founded as a district of the municipality of Rio Formoso in 10 de novembro 1809. It became an independent municipality on July 3, 1895. The Praieira revolt (1848-1849), which originated Recife, spread to Água Preta in its first year. Captain Pedro Ivo Veloso da Silveira (? - 1852) took refuge in the forests of Agua Preta after the defeat of his faction in Recife and organized a guerrilla resistance for two years before his surrender.[2]



The main economic activities in Água Preta are based in agribusiness, especially plantations of sugarcane, and the raising of cattle, sheep and buffaloes.

Economic indicators[edit]

Population [3] GDP x(1000 R$).[4] GDP pc (R$) PE
30.792 94.319 3.196 0.16%

Economy by sector 2006

Primary sector Secondary sector Service sector
21.91% 7.78% 70.31%

Health indicators[edit]

HDI (2000) Hospitals (2007) Hospitals beds (2007) Children's mortality every 1000 (2005)
0.597 1 16 20



  1. ^ "Água Preta" (in Portuguese). Brasília, Brazil: Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatstica. 2015. Retrieved 2015-08-27. 
  2. ^ "História" (in Portuguese). Água Preta, Pernambuco, Brazil: Prefeitura M. da Água Preta. 2015. Retrieved 2015-02-13. 
  3. ^ http://www.ibge.gov.br/home/estatistica/populacao/estimativa2009/POP2009_DOU.pdf IBGE Population 2009 Água Preta, page 31]
  4. ^ Água Preta 2007 GDP IBGE page 29
  5. ^ PE State site - City by city profile