Rio Formoso

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Rio Formoso
Rio Formoso old Colonial Houses
Rio Formoso old Colonial Houses
Rio Formoso is located in Brazil
Rio Formoso
Rio Formoso
Rio Formoso located in Brazil Map
Coordinates: 8°40′S 35°09′W / 8.667°S 35.150°W / -8.667; -35.150Coordinates: 8°40′S 35°09′W / 8.667°S 35.150°W / -8.667; -35.150
CountryBrazil Brazil
RegionZona da mata
 • Total239.8 km2 (92.6 sq mi)
5 m (16 ft)
 • Total21,815

Rio Formoso is a municipality in Pernambuco with 21,815 inhabitants.


The municipality contains part of the strictly protected Saltinho Biological Reserve, a 562 hectares (1,390 acres) conservation unit created in 1983.[1]


  • Pedra beach and Reduto beach

There are the only two beaches in Rio Formoso; the major attraction is the estuary of the Formoso River. Has an extensive area of coconut trees, sand banks and natural reefs.


The main economic activities in Rio Formoso are based in food and beverage industry and agribusiness. Especially, coconuts, sugarcane, and creations of cattle.

Economic Indicators[edit]

Population [2] GDP x(1000 R$).[3] GDP pc (R$) PE
21.815 128.391 6.107 0.21%

Economy by Sector 2006

Primary sector Secondary sector Service sector
11.74% 40.87% 47.39%

Health Indicators[edit]


HDI (2000) Hospitals (2007) Hospitals beds (2007) Children's Mortality every 1000 (2005)
0.621 1 65 34.1


  1. ^ Unidade de Conservação: Reserva Biológica de Saltinho (in Portuguese), MMA: Ministério do Meio Ambiente, retrieved 2016-04-17
  2. ^ IBGE Population 2009 Rio Formoso, page 34
  3. ^ Rio Formoso 2007 GDP IBGE page 31 Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ PE State site - City by city profile