Recife is one of Brazil’s prime business centers, largely because it has one International Airport and two International ports (source). The city’s main industries include automotive, electronics, and textiles with an entire industry dedicated to producing information technology that is later exported to countries like Japan and China.
Religion in Recife is 92% Christian (68% Roman Catholic/24% Protestant), 5% Atheist/Agnostic, and 2% Spiritist. Most of those claiming Christianity in Brazil are Catholic. Recife’s patroness saint, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, is celebrated on her special day every year in the church dedicated to her.