Jaboatão, city, eastern Pernambuco estado (state), northeastern Brazil. It is located on the Jaboatão River, 148 feet (45 metres) above sea level and just west of Recife, the capital of the state. The site of two battles in the 17th-century war of the Portuguese against the Dutch, Jaboatão was elevated to city status in 1884. It is an increasingly industrial sector of the greater Recife metropolitan area. Pop. (2010) 644,620.
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