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Pernambuco

Pernambuco (pərnəmbōˈkŏ) [key], state (1991 pop. 7,127,855), 37,946 sq mi (98,280 sq km), NE Brazil, on the Atlantic Ocean. The capital is Recife (also called Pernambuco).

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