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Not to be confused with Goiânia.
The Municipality of Goiana
Goiana town hall
Goiana town hall
Official seal of Goiana

Nickname(s): One Museum Open at the Earth (Um museu aberto ao mundo),

A Cidade do Futuro (City of Future)
Goiana is located in Brazil
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 07°33′39″S 35°00′10″W / 7.56083°S 35.00278°W / -7.56083; -35.00278Coordinates: 07°33′39″S 35°00′10″W / 7.56083°S 35.00278°W / -7.56083; -35.00278
Country  Brazil
Region Northeast
State Bandeira de Pernambuco.svg Pernambuco
Founded August 3, 1892
 • Mayor Frederico Gadelha Malta de Moura Junior (PTB - Brazilian Labour Party)
 • Total 501.17 km2 (193.50 sq mi)
Elevation 13 m (43 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Total 78,618
 • Density 150.72/km2 (390.4/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
Postal Code 55900-000
HDI (2010) 0.651 – medium[2]

Goiana is a city in Brazil in the northeast of the state of Pernambuco,[3] about 65 km north of the city of Recife.


It is built on a fertile plain between the rivers Tracunhaém and Capibaribe mirim near their junction to form the Goiana River, and is 25 km from the coast.[3] It the easternmost city in Pernambuco, and the northernmost coastal city of the state. It is surrounded by, and is the commercial centre for, one of the richest agricultural districts of the state, which produces sugar, rum, coffee, tobacco, cotton, cattle, hides and castor oil.[3] Goiana is one of the oldest towns of the state, and was occupied by the Dutch from 1636 to 1654.[3]

The municipality contains most of the 6,677 hectares (16,500 acres) Acaú-Goiana Extractive Reserve, a sustainable use conservation unit created in 2007.[4]


Originally occupied by Indians Caetés and potiguaras, the town of Clonmel led is one of the oldest centers of settlement of the region and has at various times, seat of the captaincy.

The village was elevated to a parish in 1568 when Dias Diogo, a Christian of many new possessions, bought from D. Jerome de Albuquerque Sousa 10 thousand fathoms of land near the present city of Goiana, then Captaincy of Itamaracá, establishing a fortified ingenuity in the Valley of the Rio Tracunhaém. This has been the settler attack on the ingenuity Tracunhaém in 1574, in which Indians potiguara he exterminated the entire population of ingenuity. This episode caused the extinction of captaincy of Itamaracá and the creation of captaincy of Nova Paraíba.

In January 1640 went up between Goiana and the island of Itamaracá the squad of D. Fernando de Noronha, Count of Torre, and the Dutch, commanded by Corneliszoon Willen, a fight that would be immortalized in four prints of Frans Post.

On April 24 of 1646, fitted with sticks, stones, pots, pepper and boiling water, women of Tejucupapo, a small district of the city, won the Dutch that threatened their land and families. Event known and portrayed in this movie called "Epic of heroine of Tejucupapo" that the last Sunday of April is recounted through a theatrical outdoor milestone in the Mother's Club. The production shows the lives of women who fought against the invaders and against prejudice.

Elevated to the post of town on January 15 of 1685, the city has earned forums on May 5 of 1840, the center of town on August 3 of 1892.


Carne de Vaca beach

Which means in English beef meat is the first beach from the North coast of Pernambuco. Has a narrow sand strip, small waves and, when at low tides banks of sand before the natural reefs . It is located in a small village with few homes and a vast area of coconut trees. To the North, is the mouth of the Goiana River and to the South, is the small Doce river.

Pontas de Pedras beach

Has weak waves, fine sand and lots of algae on the water. Is located in the urban core of the village, where several fishermen boats are always anchored. Together, with Carne de Vaca beach are the most popular beaches in Goiana.

Barra de Catuama beach

This beach still retains some of native atlantic forest vegetation.

Catuama beach

Has clear water, reefs and wet sand. At low tide, there are sand banks, stones and natural pools. It is located close to the village center, where is a church in devotion to Nossa Senhora da Penha - Our Lady of Penha.

Atapuz beach

Fishermen village, close to the intersection between Itapessoca River and Santa Cruz channel. In town, there is a chapel dedicated to Saint Sebastian.

Tabatinga beach

Has palm trees, mangrove and holidays summer houses. It is located in a private property farm. To access this beach, just between Carne de Vaca and Pontas de pedras beach.


The main economic activities in Goiana are based in the automotive, pharmaceutical and glass industries, hosting three important plants in these segments. The city hosts the most modern assembly plant of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA Group), which is responsibly for the production of the Jeep Renegade and Fiat Toro.[5][6] Goiana also is the land of Vivix, one of the biggest float glass industry in Brazil[7] and Hemobrás, which produces blood derivatives and coagulation factor products.[8]

Goiana has an important agribusiness sector, especially related to the creation of goats, cattle, pigs, poultry; and plantations of sugarcane and coconuts.

The city is one of the biggest national producer of sugarcane, with an estimated production of over 1.1 million tons in 2007.

Economic Indicators[edit]

Population GDP x(1000 R$).[9] GDP pc (R$) PE
74.424 457.986 6.379 0.78%

Economy by Sector 2006

Primary sector Secondary sector Service sector
13.21% 29.38% 57.40%

Health Indicators[edit]


HDI (2000) Hospitals (2007) Hospitals beds (2007) Children's Mortality every 1000 (2005)
0.692 3 122 19.8

Historic structures[edit]

The historic center of Goiana received provisional status as a national monument by the National Institute of Historic and Artistic Heritage (IPHAN) in 2001. Nine religious structures were designated as national monuments of Brazil in 1938.


  1. ^ "Ranking IDHM Municípios 2010". Retrieved 2016-04-17. 
  2. ^ "IBGE Statistics". Retrieved 2016-04-17. 
  3. ^ a b c d Wikisource Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Goyanna". Encyclopædia Britannica. 12 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 303. 
  4. ^ RESEX Acaú-Goiana (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-06-06 
  5. ^ "FCA Group - The Plant". www.fcagroup.com. Retrieved 2016-04-17. 
  6. ^ "New Fiat Toro Pickup Truck Launches In Brazil With Two Engines". Carscoops. Retrieved 2016-04-17. 
  7. ^ www.casulloweb.com.br, Casullo Agência Digital -. "Vivix Vidros Planos | The Company". vivix.com.br. Retrieved 2016-04-17. 
  8. ^ "Ipfa.nl". www.ipfa.nl. Retrieved 2016-04-17. 
  9. ^ Goiana 2007 GDP IBGE page 29 Archived March 4, 2016, at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ PE State site - City by city profile
  11. ^ "BENS TOMBADOS E PROCESSOS DE TOMBAMENTO EM ANDAMENTO" (PDF). Brasília, Brazil: IPHAN. 2016. Retrieved 2017-09-18. 
  • Video Goiana of the future [1]