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Petrolândia

Summary
Petrolândia (Petroland, named in honour of Dom Pedro II) is a municipality in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil. It is in the São Francisco Region. Petrolândia has a total area of 1056.6 square kilometers and had an estimated population of 36,901 inhabitants in 2020 according to the IBGE. It has one of the largest GDP per capita of Sertão due to the location of one hydroelectric power plant, property of CHESF. Languages The Kambiwá language, now extinct, was spoken in the village of Barreira in Petrolândia. Geography
  • State - Pernambuco
  • Region - São Francisco Region
  • Boundaries - Floresta (N), Jatobá (S), Tacaratu (E) and Bahia state (W)
  • Area - 1056.6 km2
  • Elevation - 282 m
  • Hydrography - Moxotó River, tributary of São Francisco River
  • Vegetation - Caatinga hiperxerofila
  • Climate - semi-arid hot
  • Annual average temperature - 25.7 c
  • Main road - BR 232, BR BR 110, BR 316
  • Distance to Recife - 430 km
Economy The main economic activi
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