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Coordinates: 9°06′09″S 38°09′00″W / 9.102436°S 38.150024°W / -9.102436; -38.150024

Tacaratu is a municipality in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil. The population in 2009, according with IBGE is 22,231[1] and the area is 1264.5 km².


The municipality contains part of the 625 hectares (1,540 acres) Serra Negra Biological Reserve, a strictly protected conservation unit created in 1982.[2]


The main economic activities in Tacaratu are based in general industry, commerce and agribusiness, especially creation of cattle, goats and sheeps; and plantations of mangoes and beans.

Economic Indicators[edit]

Population GDP x(1000 R$).[3] GDP pc (R$) PE
22.231 52.359 2.548 0.087%

Economy by Sector 2006

Primary sector Secondary sector Service sector
11.48% 8.19% 80.33%

Health Indicators[edit]


HDI (2000) Hospitals (2007) Hospitals beds (2007) Children's Mortality every 1000 (2005)
0.585 1 17 37