Palmares, Pernambuco

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Palmares Cultural House

Palmares is a city in northeastern Brazil, in the State of Pernambuco, with 58.819 inhabitants, according with IBge 2009. Its main activity is the combined field of agriculture and livestock (Portuguese: agropecuária). It received its name from the Portuguese people who named it that due to the number of palm trees in the area where run-away slaves had created approximately 16 quilombos, led by Zumbi.


Una river in Palmares


The main economic activities in Palmares are based in industry, commerce and agribusiness especially, sugarcane, bananas; and creations of cattle, horses and mules.

Economic Indicators[edit]

Population [1] GDP x(1000 R$).[2] GDP pc (R$) PE
58.819 305.367 5.391 0.50%

Economy by Sector 2006

Primary sector Secondary sector Service sector
5.88% 9.65% 84.47%

Health Indicators[edit]


HDI (2000) Hospitals (2007) Hospitals beds (2007) Children's Mortality every 1000 (2005)
0.653 3 324 27.7


See also[edit]

Coordinates: 8°40′58″S 35°35′31″W / 8.68278°S 35.59194°W / -8.68278; -35.59194