Caetés, Pernambuco

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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.

Coordinates: 8°46′22″S 36°37′22″W / 8.7728°S 36.6228°W / -8.7728; -36.6228



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 [1] GDP x(1000 R$).[2] GDP pc (R$) 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. ^ IBGE Population 2009 Caetes, page 32]
  2. ^ Caetes 2007 GDP IBGE page 29 Archived March 4, 2016, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ PE State site - City by city profile
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