Girish Mahajan

Lagoa do Ouro

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Country  Brazil
State  Pernambuco
Time zone  BRT (UTC-3)
Elevation  653 m
Population  12,865 (2015)
Region  Northeast
Founded  December 31, 1958
Postal Code  55320-000
Area  198.8 km²
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Lagoa do Ouro (Golden Pond) is a city located in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil, located 263 km west from Recife.


Map of Lagoa do Ouro - State of Pernambuco, Brazil


In early 1902, Captain Amador José Monteiro of the Brazilian National Guard presented a manifesto to the Municipal Council of the municipality Correntes. The council gathered on February 9, 1902 and authorized the first fair of the village. The council also approved of the town's name of Igatauá during this meeting. On December 9, 1938, the name was changed to Lagoa do Ouro due to an urban legend that arose in the village, where nuggets or gold bars were believed to be in a local pond belonging to the estate of João Alves da Silva, who became known as John Gold.


The municipality contains part of the Pedra Talhada Biological Reserve, a fully protected conservation unit created in 1989.


Lagoa do Ouro has a tropical savanna climate (Aw) according to the Köppen climate classification.


The main economic activities in Lagoa do Ouro are based in agribusiness. Beans, manioc, corn, and livestock such as cattle, sheep and poultry are the main agricultural resources within the municipality.

Economic indicators

Economy by Sector (2006)


Lagoa do Ouro Wikipedia

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