Bonfim, Roraima

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Bonfim, Roraima
Municipality
The Municipality of Bonfim
Flag of Bonfim, Roraima
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Official seal of Bonfim, Roraima
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Location of Bonfim in the State of Roraima
Location of Bonfim in the State of Roraima
Bonfim, Roraima is located in Brazil
Bonfim, Roraima
Bonfim, Roraima
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 03°21′36″N 59°49′58″W / 3.36000°N 59.83278°W / 3.36000; -59.83278
Country  Brazil
Region North
State Bandeira de Roraima.svg Roraima
Founded June 1, 1982
Area
 • Total 8,095.319 km2 (3,125.620 sq mi)
Elevation 92 m (302 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 10,951
 • Density 1.35/km2 (3.5/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-4
Demonym bonfinense

Bonfim is a municipality located in the mideast of the state of Roraima in Brazil. Its population is 12,626 and its area is 8,095 km².[citation needed] The city lies opposite the Takutu River from Lethem, Guyana. The Takutu River Bridge links Bonfim and Roraima with the town of Lethem and the Atlantic port of Georgetown, Guyana.[1]

History[edit]

Bonfim started with the compound of a religious mission from the US. On July 1, 1982 it became a municipality by Federal Bill Nº 7.009. On March 28, 2007 it was declared a free port for international trade by President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stabroek News at http://gosouthamerica.about.com/b/a/257968.htm as of 16 March 2007