Itamaraca is an island and a city in Pernambuco, Brazil, in the Atlantic Ocean. The name means "stone shaker" in Tupi, from the words ita ("stone")and mbara'ka ("shaker").
Itamaraca has a total area of 65.41 square kilometers and had an estimated population of 18,658 inhabitants in 2009 according to IBGE. It is located in the metropolitan area of Recife, the capital city of Pernambuco state. The main activities of the population are fishing and tourism. Recife, Pernambuco's capital is located about 38 km to the south whereas Olinda, another important city of Pernambuco, is 30 km to the south