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The Municipality of Sirinhaém
Santo Aleixo island
Santo Aleixo island
Flag of Sirinhaém
Official seal of Sirinhaém
Location in Pernambuco
Location in Pernambuco
Sirinhaém is located in Brazil
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 8°35′41″S 35°06′50″W / 8.59472°S 35.11389°W / -8.59472; -35.11389Coordinates: 8°35′41″S 35°06′50″W / 8.59472°S 35.11389°W / -8.59472; -35.11389
Country Brazil
StateBandeira de Pernambuco.svg Pernambuco
FoundedJune 12, 1614
 • MayorFranz Araujo Hacker (PSD)
 • Total378.790 km2 (146.252 sq mi)
Elevation49 m (161 ft)
Population (2013)
 • Total43,036
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3 (UTC-3)
Postal Code55580-000
HDI (2010)0.597 – low[2]

Sirinhaém is a municipality in Pernambuco with 43,036 inhabitants. The town was founded in 1614 making it among the oldest in the state. The Prefeito is Franz Araujo Hacke of the PSD.


BR-101, PE-060, PE-064 (via Cabo de Santo Agostinho)


Mangroves at Sirinhaém
Stream in Sirinhaém
Engraving by Frans Jansz (1645), depicting Sirinhaém


  • Gamela beach

Beach of clear water, reefs and extensive areas of coconut trees. It has some bars and Palhoças (tents) offering typical food of the region (based in fish and seafood).

  • Guadalupe beach

Still almost virgin in its 3 kilometers long. Its part of the Gold Coast Project, created to develop in a planned and environmentally way the potential of one extensive coast area since Cabo de Santo Agostinho until Maragogi in Alagoas.

  • Barra de Sirinhaém beach

Fluvial - marine beach, is largely used to practice water sports. With six kilometers long, has several sections where bathing is not recommended, due to the violence of the waves.

  • Ilha de Santo Aleixo - Sirinhaém


The main economic activities in Sirinhaém are based in food and beverage industry, commerce, some tourism and agriculture especially coconuts.

Economic indicators[edit]

Population [3] GDP x(1000 R$).[4] GDP pc (R$) PE
43.036 183.646 4.817 0.28%

Economy by Sector, 2008

Primary sector Secondary sector Service sector
17,33% 27.23% 55.43%

Health indicators[edit]


HDI (2010) Hospitals (2007) Hospitals beds (2007) Children's Mortality every 1000 (2005)
0.597 3 98 25

Distances from Sirinhaém[edit]

São Paulo 2069 km Rio de Janeiro 1813 km Salvador, Bahia 613 km
Brasília 1607 km Fortaleza 662 km Belo Horizonte 1571 km
Curitiba 2401 km Manaus 2824 km Recife 65 km mais próxima
Porto Alegre 2918 km Belém 1683 km Goiânia 1779 km