Parauapebas is a municipality in the state of Pará in the Northern region of Brazil.[2][3][4][5][6]

Parauapebas
Municipality
Flag of Parauapebas
Nickname(s): 


"Pebas"

"Cidade dos Paraensses"
[Town of the people from Pará]
(even though it is in Pará: a town of immigrants)
Motto(s): 


Vis et Labore
"Força e Trabalho"
[Strength and Work]
Location of Parauapebas in the State of Pará
Location of Parauapebas in the State of Pará
Parauapebas is located in Brazil
Parauapebas
Parauapebas
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 6°4′04″S 49°54′07″W / 6.06778°S 49.90194°W / -6.06778; -49.90194Coordinates: 6°4′04″S 49°54′07″W / 6.06778°S 49.90194°W / -6.06778; -49.90194
Country Brazil
RegionNorthern
StatePará
MesoregionSudeste Paraense
MicroregionParauapebas
Government
 • MayorDarci José Lermen (MDB
Area
 • Total2,658.780 sq mi (6,886.208 km2)
Population
 (2020 [1])
 • Total213,576
 • Density80/sq mi (31/km2)
Time zoneUTC−3 (BRT)
Postal Code (CEP)
68515-000
Area code(s)+55 94
WebsiteOfficial website

GeographyEdit

To the north is the municipality of Marabá; to the east, Curionópolis; to the south-east, Canaã dos Carajás; to the south, Água Azul do Norte; to the south-west, Ourilândia do Norte, and to the west, São Félix do Xingu.

The municipality contains part of the Tapirapé-Aquiri National Forest, a 196,504 hectares (485,570 acres) sustainable use conservation unit created in 1989.[7] It contains 68.9% of the Carajás National Forest, a 411,949 hectares (1,017,950 acres) sustainable use conservation unit created in 1998 that includes mining operations in a huge deposit of high-grade iron ore.[8]Carajás Mine is located in the boundaries of the municipality.

 
Carajás Zoobotanical Park

TransportEdit

There are direct road connections with Marabá to the north-east, Curionópolis to the east, and Canaã dos Carajás to the south.

One of Brazil's only inter-city rail services (Carajás Railway) is operated by rail freight operator Vale and links São Luís with Parauapebas, which carried 330,000 passengers in 2019.[9]

The municipality is served by Carajás Airport.

LeisureEdit

Parauapebas Futebol Clube is the municipality's soccer club.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ IBGE 2020
  2. ^ "Divisão Territorial do Brasil" (in Portuguese). Divisão Territorial do Brasil e Limites Territoriais, Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). July 1, 2008. Retrieved December 17, 2009.
  3. ^ "Estimativas da população para 1º de julho de 2009" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Estimativas de População, Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). August 14, 2009. Retrieved December 17, 2009.
  4. ^ "Ranking decrescente do IDH-M dos municípios do Brasil" (in Portuguese). Atlas do Desenvolvimento Humano, Programa das Nações Unidas para o Desenvolvimento (PNUD). 2000. Archived from the original on October 3, 2009. Retrieved December 17, 2009.
  5. ^ "Produto Interno Bruto dos Municípios 2002-2005" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). December 19, 2007. Retrieved December 17, 2009.
  6. ^ "Swallowing Rain Forest, Cities Surge in Amazon". New York Times. 2012-11-24. Retrieved 2012-11-24.
  7. ^ FLONA do Tapirapé-Aquiri (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-05-30
  8. ^ FLONA de Carajás (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-05-30
  9. ^ "Brazilian passenger rail revival agreement". Railway Gazette International. 29 September 2020. Retrieved 29 September 2020.