Vertentes is a municipality/city in the state of Pernambuco in Brazil. The population in 2009, according with IBGE was 18.186 inhabitants and the total area is 191.09 km2.
State - Pernambuco
Region - Agreste of Pernambuco
Boundaries - Paraiba state (N); Caruaru and Toritama (S); Frei Miguelinho and Santa Maria do Cambucá (E); Taquaritinga do Norte (W).
Area - 191.09 km2
Elevation - 401 m
Hidrography - Capibaribe River
Vegetation - Caatinga hipoxerófila
Clima - Semi arid hot
Annual average temperature - 23.7 c
Distance to Recife - 151 km
The main economic activities in Vertentes are related with mineral extraction industry and agribusiness, especially creations of cattle, goats, sheep and chickens.
Economy by Sector 2006