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Caetés, Pernambuco

Flag of Caetés
Official seal of Caetés
Location in Pernambuco
Location in Pernambuco
Caetés is located in Brazil
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 08°46′22″S 36°37′22″W / 8.77278°S 36.62278°W / -8.77278; -36.62278
Country  Brazil
Region Northeast
State Pernambuco
Mesoregion Agreste Pernambucano
Microregion Garanhuns
Founded August 18, 1943
Incorporated (municipality) December 13, 1963
 • Mayor Armando Duarte de Almeida
 • Total 330.472 km2 (127.596 sq mi)
Elevation 849 m (2,785 ft)
Population (2014)[2]
 • Total 27,959
 • Density 8.71/km2 (22.6/sq mi)
Demonym(s) caeteense[3]
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)
CEP postal code 55360-000
Area code 87
HDI (2010) [4] 0.522
Website Official website

Caetés (Portuguese pronunciation: [kɐ.eˈtɛs], locally [ka.ɛˈtɛs], Caaetes) is a Brazilian municipality located within the state of Pernambuco, in northeastern Brazil. The city belongs to the mesoregion of Agreste Pernambucano and microregion of Garanhuns. It is the birthplace of former president of Brazil Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. The name originates from the indigenous Caetés people who lived in Pernambuco in the 16th century.



The main economic activities in Caetés are based in general commerce and the primary sector, which employs around 83% of the local workforce. The main products are especially manioc, beans, cattle and milk.

Economic Indicators

Population [5] GDP x(1000 R$).[6] GDP pc (R$) PE
26.386 69.567 2.759 0.115%

Economy by Sector 2006

Primary sector Secondary sector Service sector
18.89% 7.83% 73.22%

Health Indicators


HDI (2000) Hospitals (2007) Hospitals beds (2007) Children's Mortality every 1000 (2005)
0.521 1 29 23.2


  1. ^ "Área territorial oficial" [Official Territorial Area] (in Portuguese). Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). 2002-10-10. Retrieved 2014-12-03. 
  2. ^ "Estimativas de população para 1º de julho de 2014" (in Portuguese). Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). Retrieved 2014-12-03. 
  3. ^ "IBGE - [email protected]". O Brasil Município por Município. Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). Retrieved 2018-03-08. 
  4. ^ "Ranking decrescente do IDH-M dos municípios do Brasil" [Ranking of HDI-M of Brazilian Municipalities] (PDF) (in Portuguese). United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). 2010. Retrieved 2013-08-03. 
  5. ^ [] IBGE Population 2009 Caetes, page 32]
  6. ^ Caetes 2007 GDP IBGE page 29 Archived March 4, 2016, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ PE State site - City by city profile