is a city in the state of Pernambuco
. It is located at 07º59'31" South and 38º17'54" West, at an altitude of 429 metres. As of 2009, its estimated population by IBGE
was 80.294 people. Its area is approximately 2980 km sq.
It used to be known as "Villa Bella" or "Beautiful Village". The name Serra Talhada means Chopped Hill
; the city has a big hill that looks as if it had been chopped in half. The inhabitants of Serra Talhada have a dance called xaxado
which used to be a fight dance performed by the Cangaceiros
There are two main football
clubs in Serra Talhada, Ferroviário Esporte Clube
and Serrano Futebol Clube
. These two teams are rivals, playing the Serra Talhada derby.
The city's football stadium is the Estádio Nildo Pereira de Menezes, usually known by its nickname Pereirão
, and it has a maximum capacity of 5,000 people.
The main economic activities in Serra Talhada
are general commerce and primary sector (employs 34%) especially corn