The city of Abaetetuba is located in Pará State, Brazil. The population of the municipality is 159,080 (IBGE figure 2020). The city is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Abaetetuba, and home of the Our Lady of the Conception Cathedral.[1]

Abaetetuba
The City of Abaetetuba
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Flag of Abaetetuba
Official seal of Abaetetuba
Nickname(s): 
"A cidade do Mirití"
("City of Mirití")
Location in the State of Pará
Location in the State of Pará
Abaetetuba is located in Brazil
Abaetetuba
Abaetetuba
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 01°43′04″S 48°52′58″W / 1.71778°S 48.88278°W / -1.71778; -48.88278Coordinates: 01°43′04″S 48°52′58″W / 1.71778°S 48.88278°W / -1.71778; -48.88278
Country Brazil
RegionNorth
StateBandeira do Pará.svg Pará
First Settlements1635
Founded1724
Incorporated1880
Government
 • MayorFrancineti Maria Rodrigues Carvalho PSDB
Area
 • City430.9 km2 (166.4 sq mi)
 • Metro
15,416.9 km2 (5,952 sq mi)
Elevation
42 m (138 ft)
Population
 (2020)
 • City159,080
 • Density370/km2 (960/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−3 (BRT)
CEP
68000-000 to 68400-999
Area code(s)+55 91
WebsiteAbaetetuba, Para

EtymologyEdit

"Abaetetuba" comes from the Tupi language and means "group of true men", from the words abá ("man"), eté ("true") and tyba ("group").[2]

HistoryEdit

First settlements in the region date to 1635, when capuchin friars originating in the convent of Una in Belém joined a village of nomadic indigenous tribes in a settlement with the name of Samaúma, though later baptized as the district of Beja by governor Francisco Xavier de Mendonça Furtado.

Later, in 1724, Francisco de Azevedo Monteiro, dedicated to the exploration of local amazonian spices and goods, acquired a Sesmaria in the region, founding a settlement on the shores of the river Maratauíra in a location protected from the tides by the island of Sirituba, which would later form the urban center of the current city. [3]

Known then as Abaeté, the settlement was granted the status of autonomous municipality and separated from the capital of Belem in 1880 through law nº 973, Abaeté would later be granted the status of city in 1895 through state law nº 324 and finally change its name to Abaetetuba in December 30th of 1943, through decree-law nº 4.505. [4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FRANCINETI MARIA RODRIGUES CARVALHO". cidades. Archived from the original on 10 April 2018. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 9 August 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2012.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "History of the Municipality (Official City Website)" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 25 January 2022.
  4. ^ "Comarcas in the State of Pará" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 25 January 2022.