Quixab is a city of the state of Pernambuco, composition for the district headquarters and the town of Lagoon de a Cruz. Topnimo Quixaba mentions the fruit to it of a Brazilian tree, the quixabeira. Also in the Dictionary of Tupi Orlando Boldroni it appears Quixaba (Quiaba), word the one that the cariris indians attributed to the direction of dormitory or place of landing, generally under of the quixabeira. It has registers of a farm with this name in the city of Flowers. Also it has a community of the city of Parnamirim with this name. Initially Quixaba as district was created in 1953, subordinated to the city of Flowers.
In 1 of October of 1991 it was raised to the category of city, desmembrado of Carnaba. Its population esteem in 2004 was of 6 551 inhabitants. Its economy is based on cattle agriculture and. Km possesss an area of 216,38. Its padroeiro is Sebastio.