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Tamandaré Fishermen
Tamandaré Fishermen
Location in Pernambuco
Location in Pernambuco
Tamandaré is located in Brazil
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 8°45′36″S 35°06′18″W / 8.76°S 35.105°W / -8.76; -35.105Coordinates: 8°45′36″S 35°06′18″W / 8.76°S 35.105°W / -8.76; -35.105
Country Brazil
State Pernambuco
Municipality Tamandaré
 • Total 190 km2 (70 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 18,999
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)

Tamandaré is a coastal municipality located roughly 103 km (64 mi) south of Recife, the capital city of the Brazilian state of Pernambuco.

Tamandaré beach
Tamandare beach.jpg


The municipality contains part of the strictly protected Saltinho Biological Reserve, a 562 hectares (1,390 acres) conservation unit created in 1983.[1]


Further information: Pernambuco Beaches
  • Tamandaré beach

Urbanized, has two kilometers long of sand and a good number of touristics facilities. Has small waves and fine sand. Easy to reach from Recife and Caruaru..

  • Boca da Barra beach

At low tide is formed natural pools. Suitable for swimming, has a dense mangrove vegetation in the estuary of Canoa quebrada River. Its possible to reach the Mamocambilhas beach in Barreiros, by walking.

  • Campas beach

With its 3 kilometers long, is good for swimming, and in front of the Marinas hotel, the sea allows natural anchorages of boats. It is possible to rent equipment such as jetski, banana boats and boats.

  • Carneiros beach

Still almost deserted, just has a few summer houses and bars. It has five kilometers of beautiful landscape mixed between the reefs, coconut trees and low waves water.


The main economic activities in Tamandaré are based in tourism, artisanal fishing, food and beverage industry and agriculture especially coconuts.

Economic Indicators[edit]

Population [2] GDP x(1000 R$).[3] GDP pc (R$) PE
18,999 79,461 4,381 0.137%

Economy by Sector 2006

Primary sector Secondary sector Service sector
7.44% 23.98% 68.58%

Health Indicators[edit]


HDI (2000) Hospitals (2007) Hospitals beds (2007) Children's Mortality every 1000 (2005)
0.596 1 17 19.2