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Catende is a Brazilian municipality in the state of Pernambuco. Has an estimated population in 2009 of 35.251 inhabitants in a total area of 206.92 km². The economy is based on the cultivation of sugarcane and the production of derived products (sugar and ethanol). Catende used to boast the world's largest sugar mill.[citation needed]



The main economic activities in Catende are based in industry, commerce and agribusiness especially sugarcane and cattle.

Economic Indicators[edit]

Population [1] GDP x(1000 R$).[2] GDP pc (R$) PE
35.251 116.847 3.490 0.194%

Economy by Sector

Primary sector Secondary sector Service sector
4.99% 23.62% 71.39%

Health Indicators[edit]


HDI (2000) Hospitals (2007) Hospitals beds (2007) Children's Mortality every 1000 (2005)
0.644 1 25 39.1


Coordinates: 8°40′01″S 35°43′01″W / 8.66694°S 35.71694°W / -8.66694; -35.71694