Pesqueira, Pernambuco

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Pesqueira Overview
Pesqueira Overview
Flag of Pesqueira
Official seal of Pesqueira
Location in Brazil
Location in Brazil
Pesqueira is located in Brazil
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 08°21′42″S 36°41′41″W / 8.36167°S 36.69472°W / -8.36167; -36.69472Coordinates: 08°21′42″S 36°41′41″W / 8.36167°S 36.69472°W / -8.36167; -36.69472
Country  Brazil
Region Northeast
State Pernambuco
Settled 1660s
Founded May 13th, 1836
Incorporated April 20th, 1880
 • Mayor Evandro Mauro Maciel Chacon
 • Total 995,500 km2 (384,400 sq mi)
Elevation 654.0 m (2,145.7 ft)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 65,374
 • Density 91.96/km2 (238.2/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
HDI (2000) 0.610

Pesqueira is a Brazilian municipality in the state of Pernambuco. It had an estimated population in 2013[1] according to the IBGE, was 64,374. Its area is almost 1000.2 km². Pesqueira was formerly known as Cimbres.


The municipality was created in 1762 under the name Cimbres. In 1836, the seat of the local authority was transferred from the town of Cimbres to that of Poço de Pesqueira. In 1880 the village was renamed with the saint's name Águeda de Pesqueira. In 1913 the whole municipality started to be called Pesqueira, instead of Cimbres. In 1918, the city was made the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pesqueira.


Location of Pesqueira within Pernambuco.


The main economic activities in Pesqueira are based in general commerce, services and primary sector.

Economic Indicators[edit]

Population GDP x(1000 R$).[2] GDP pc (R$) PE
64.454 236.259 3.852 0.39%

Economy by Sector 2006

Primary sector Secondary sector Service sector
12.06% 10.99% 76.95%

Health Indicators[edit]


HDI (2000) Hospitals (2007) Hospitals beds (2007) Children's Mortality every 1000 (2005)
0.636 2 179 17.4


  1. ^ a b "Estimativa Populacional 2013" [Population Estimation in 2013] (in Portuguese). Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). 2013-10-28. Retrieved 2013-10-28. 
  2. ^ Pesqueira 2007 GDP IBGE page 31
  3. ^ PE State site - City by city profile