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Parauapebas is a municipality in the state of Pará in the Northern region of Brazil.[1][2][3][4][5]

Parauapebas
Municipality
Flag of Parauapebas
Flag
Nickname(s): 


"Pebas"

"Cidade dos Maranhenses"
[Town of the people from Maranhão]
(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 (PT
Area
 • Total2,658.780 sq mi (6,886.208 km2)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total196,259
 • Density74/sq mi (29/km2)
Time zoneUTC -3
Postal Code (CEP)
68515-000
Area code(s)+55 94
WebsiteOfficial website

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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.[6] 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.[7]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.

The municipality is served by Carajás Airport.

LeisureEdit

Parauapebas Futebol Clube is the municipality's soccer club.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ "Ranking decrescente do IDH-M dos municípios do Brasil" (in Portuguese). Atlas do Desenvolvimento Humano, Programa das Nações Unidas para o Desenvolvimento (PNUD). 2000. Retrieved December 17, 2009.
  4. ^ "Produto Interno Bruto dos Municípios 2002-2005" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). December 19, 2007. Retrieved December 17, 2009.
  5. ^ "Swallowing Rain Forest, Cities Surge in Amazon". New York Times. 2012-11-24. Retrieved 2012-11-24.
  6. ^ FLONA do Tapirapé-Aquiri (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-05-30
  7. ^ FLONA de Carajás (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-05-30