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Assu, Rio Grande do Norte

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Açu (or Assu) is a municipality (município) in the state of Rio Grande do Norte in Brazil. The population is 57,292 (2015 est.) in an area of 1303 km².[1]

Assu
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Location in Rio Grande do Norte state
Location in Rio Grande do Norte state
Assu is located in Brazil
Assu
Assu
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 5°34′37″S 36°54′32″W / 5.57694°S 36.90889°W / -5.57694; -36.90889Coordinates: 5°34′37″S 36°54′32″W / 5.57694°S 36.90889°W / -5.57694; -36.90889
CountryBrazil
RegionNortheast
StateRio Grande do Norte
Area
 • Total1,303 km2 (503 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total57,292
 • Density44/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-03:00 (BRT)

The municipality contains the Açu National Forest, a 218 hectares (540 acres) sustainable use conservation unit that was originally established as a forest park in 1950.[2] The Barragem Armando Ribeiro Gonçalves, a reservoir on the Piranhas River, is partly located in the municipality.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística
  2. ^ FLONA Açu (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-06-01

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