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Itapissuma located in Brazil Map
Country Brazil
State Pernambuco
Region RMR (Recife)
 • Total 74.25 km2 (28.67 sq mi)
Elevation 7 m (23 ft)
Average Temperature 25.3 C

Itapissuma is a city in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil. It is integrated in the Recife metropolitan area with another 13 cities. Itapissuma has a total area of 74.25 square kilometers and had an estimated population of 24.406 inhabitants[1] in 2009 according to the IBGE. The city has the best children's mortality rate in the metropolitan area and has also the second highest GDP per capita after Ipojuca.



The main economic activities in Itapissuma are based in metallurgic (aluminium) and general industry (which counts for 63% of the local economy) and the primary sector especially farms with pigs and coconut.

Economic Indicators

Population GDP x(1000 R$).[2] GDP pc (R$) PE RMR
24.026 424.898 18.593 0.71% 1.06%

Economy by Sector

Primary sector Secondary sector Service sector
4.01% 63.36% 32.63%

Health Indicators

HDI (2000) Hospitals (2012) Hospitals beds (2007) Children's Mortality every 1000 (2005)
0.695 2 8 7.4 (best rate in RMR)


  1. ^ IBGE Population 2009 Itapissuma, page 33]
  2. ^ Itapissuma 2007 GDP IBGE page 30
  3. ^ PE State site - City by city profile
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