a state in northeastern Brazil. 38,000 sq. mi. (98,420 sq. km). Capital: Recife.
former name of Recife.
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How to use Pernambuco in a sentence
Luciana Lira, a medical anthropologist at the Federal University of Pernambuco, recalls accompanying two mothers to an event in 2018 in Recife, in Pernambuco state, one of the epicenters of the congenital Zika syndrome outbreak.Families struggling with the legacy of Zika feel abandoned by science | Mariana Lenharo/Undark | October 7, 2021 | Popular-Science
Pernambuco had during the half century which had elapsed since the expulsion of the Dutch had time to recruit.
Meantime the discontents in the northern provinces had broken out into open insurrection, in the captaincy of Pernambuco.
There is not one bookseller in Pernambuco, and the population of its different parishes amounts to 70,000 souls!
It was a more pleasant, polished evening than I had expected to pass in Pernambuco, especially now in a state of siege.
We leave Pernambuco, with a firm persuasion that this part of Brazil at least will never again tamely submit to Portugal.
British Dictionary definitions for Pernambuco
a state of NE Brazil, on the Atlantic: consists of a humid coastal plain rising to a high inland plateau. Capital: Recife. Pop: 8 084 667 (2002). Area: 98 280 sq km (37 946 sq miles)
the former name of Recife
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