Paulo Lopes

Paulo Lopes is a municipality in the state of Santa Catarina in the South region of Brazil.[3][4]

Paulo Lopes
Municipality
The Municipality of Paulo Lopes
Flag of Paulo Lopes
Flag
Official seal of Paulo Lopes
Seal
Location of Paulo Lopes in Santa Catarina state
Location of Paulo Lopes in Santa Catarina state
Coordinates: 27°57′43″S 48°41′02″W / 27.96194°S 48.68389°W / -27.96194; -48.68389Coordinates: 27°57′43″S 48°41′02″W / 27.96194°S 48.68389°W / -27.96194; -48.68389
CountryBrazil Brazil
RegionSouth
StateSanta Catarina
FoundedDecember 21, 1961
Government
 • MayorEvandro João dos Santos (PMDB)
Area
 • Total450.372 km2 (173.890 sq mi)
Elevation
2 m (7 ft)
Population
 (2012)
 • Total6,808
 • Density15/km2 (39/sq mi)
 [1]
Time zoneUTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2 (UTC-2)
HDI (2000)0.759 – medium[2]

The municipality contains part of the 84,130 hectares (207,900 acres) Serra do Tabuleiro State Park, a protected area created in 1975. The lushly-forested park protects the sources of the Vargem do Braço, Cubatão and D'Una rivers, which supply most of the drinking water for greater Florianópolis and the south coast region.[5]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2012 Populational Estimate" (PDF). Censo Populacional 2012. Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). July 2012. Retrieved September 10, 2012.
  2. ^ [1] Archived 2009-10-03 at the Wayback Machine - UNDP
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ "Produto Interno Bruto dos Municípios 2002-2005" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). December 19, 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 2, 2008. Retrieved December 17, 2009.
  5. ^ Parque Estadual da Serra do Tabuleiro (in Portuguese), FATMA: Fundação do meio Ambiente, retrieved 2016-06-11