Araripina

Araripina

Araripina is a Brazilian municipality in the state of Pernambuco. Has an estimated population in 2009 of 79.877 inhabitants according with IBGE.[1] Total area of 1.847,5 km² and is located in the state mesoregion of Sertão, at 622 meters above the sea level and 683 km West from the state capital, Recife. The exploration of gypsum (95% of the Brazilian reserves) and calcarium is the base of the local economy and at the hononymous microregion.

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