Pinheiro, Maranhão

Pinheiro is a municipality in the state of Maranhão in the Northeast region of Brazil.

Pinheiro
Municipality
The Municipality of Pinheiro
An avenue in Pinheiro
An avenue in Pinheiro
Flag of Pinheiro
Official seal of Pinheiro
Nickname: 
"Princesa da Baixada" (Princess of the Baixada[1])
Location of Pinheiro in the State of Maranhão
Location of Pinheiro in the State of Maranhão
Coordinates: 02°31′15″S 45°04′58″W / 2.52083°S 45.08278°W / -2.52083; -45.08278Coordinates: 02°31′15″S 45°04′58″W / 2.52083°S 45.08278°W / -2.52083; -45.08278
CountryBrazil
RegionNortheast
StateMaranhão
FoundedSeptember 3, 1856
Government
 • MayorLuciano Genésio (Avante)
Area
 • Total1,465.503 km2 (565.834 sq mi)
 [2]
Population
 (2020 [3])
 • Total83,777
 • Density57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−3 (BRT)
HDI (2000)0.639 – medium[4]
Websitewww.pinheiro.ma.gov.br

The municipality contains a small part of the Baixada Maranhense Environmental Protection Area, a 1,775,035.6 hectares (4,386,208 acres) sustainable use conservation unit created in 1991 that has been a Ramsar Site since 2000.[5]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Baixada" is a Brazilian word for flat areas near the sea
  2. ^ IBGE - "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 9, 2007. Retrieved August 3, 2014.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ IBGE 2020
  4. ^ [1] Archived 2009-10-03 at the Wayback Machine UNDP
  5. ^ APA Baixada Maranhense (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-06-13