Coordinates: 9°06′09″S 38°09′00″W / 9.102436°S 38.150024°W
Tacaratu is a municipality in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil. The population in 2009, according with IBGE is 22,231 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.
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.
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