Jaboatão dos Guararapes is a
city in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil.
It is a
part of the Recife metro area. The population was
687.688 according to IBGE/2009, making it the second most-populous
city in the state of Pernambuco and the 26th in Brazil, ahead of
major Brazilian state capitals such as Cuiabá and Aracaju.
city is a very important industrial center, hosting companies like
, and many Brazilian beer company
factories. It is bordered by Recife in the North,
Cabo de Santo
Agostinho on the south, and Mangue
forests to the west in Moreno.
The city is located at around , just south of Recife. It has three
urban beaches (Piedade, Candeias and Barra de Jangada), which are
the most visited by the local habitants. Conurbation
is very clear between Jaboatão and
Recife, since there's no border between the two cities, just a
sign, and it's barely impossible to realize it's the end of cities'
Second Battle of Guararapes in
The Jaboatão town was founded on May 4, 1593, by Bento Luiz
Figueira, the third owner of Engenho São João Batista. The city held Second Battle of Guararapes, one
of the most important ones in Brazil's history, in which the people
from Pernambuco defeated and expelled the Dutch from the
This battle was an important happening to the birth
of the Brazilian Army
. In 1873, it ascended to village class, and in 1884, after being split up with Olinda, it ascended
to city status.
In 2009, the city population estimated by IBGE
was 687,688, however, local politicians criticized the research
claiming that there were more people living in the city than it was
on the census. But, no further complaing happened, and IBGE didn't
do another survey. Its population makes it the second most populous
city in the state of Pernambuco and the 26th in Brazil.
The main economic activities in Jaboatao dos Guararapes are based
in tourism, commerce, beverage industry and transportation
Economy by Sector
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http://www.ibge.gov.br/home/estatistica/populacao/estimativa2009/POP2009_DOU.pdfIBGE Population 2009 Jaboatão, page 33]
- Jaboatao dos Guararapes 2006 GDP, IBGE pág
- PE State site - City by city profile