About Itamaraca

Itamaracá is an island and a city in Pernambuco, Brazil, near to the Atlantic Ocean. The name means "stone shaker" in Tupi, from the words itá ("stone") and mbara'ká ("shaker").

Itamaracá 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,