Serra Talhada

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Serra Talhada is a city in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil. It is located at 07º59'31" South and 38º17'54" West, at an altitude of 429 metres. As of 2009, its estimated population by IBGE was 80.294 people. Its area is approximately 2980 km sq.

General overview

History[edit]

Our Lady of Penha Church

It used to be known as "Villa Bella" or "Beautiful Village". The name Serra Talhada means Chopped Hill; the city has a big hill that looks as if it had been chopped in half. The inhabitants of Serra Talhada have a dance called xaxado which used to be a dance performed by the Cangaceiros.

Geography[edit]

Pajeú River

The municipality was designated a priority area for conservation and sustainable use when the Caatinga Ecological Corridor was created in 2006.[1]

Sports[edit]

There are two main football clubs in Serra Talhada, Ferroviário Esporte Clube and Serrano Futebol Clube. These two teams are rivals, playing the Serra Talhada derby.

The city's football stadium is the Estádio Nildo Pereira de Menezes, usually known by its nickname Pereirão, and it has a maximum capacity of 5,000 people.

Economy[edit]

The main economic activities in Serra Talhada are general commerce and primary sector (employs 34%) especially corn and beans.

Economic Indicators[edit]

Hospital Professor Agamenon Magalhães (Hospam)
Population [2] GDP x(1000 R$).[3] GDP pc (R$) PE
80.294 434.704 5.705 0.71%

Economy by Sector 2006

Primary sector Secondary sector Service sector
6.57% 11.52% 81.91%

Health Indicators[edit]

[4]

HDI (2000) Hospitals (2007) Hospitals beds (2007) Children's Mortality every 1000 (2005)
0.682 6 656 28.9

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mattos, Marluza (2006), Ministério cria Corredor Ecológico da Caatinga (in Portuguese), Ministério do Meio Ambiente, retrieved 2016-11-01 
  2. ^ http://www.ibge.gov.br/home/estatistica/populacao/estimativa2009/POP2009_DOU.pdf IBGE Population 2009 Serra Talhada, page 34]
  3. ^ Serra Talhada 2007 GDP IBGE page 31
  4. ^ PE State site - City by city profile

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 7°59′S 38°18′W / 7.983°S 38.300°W / -7.983; -38.300