Parintins

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Parintins
Municipality
Municipality of Parintins
The Square of The Sacred Heart of Jesus (Praca Sagrado Coração de Jesus) in Centro area
The Square of The Sacred Heart of Jesus (Praca Sagrado Coração de Jesus) in Centro area
Flag of Parintins
Flag
Official seal of Parintins
Seal
Nickname(s): Capital Mundial do Folclore (Capital Folklore of the World in Portuguese)
Location in Amazonas
Location in Amazonas
Parintins is located in Brazil
Parintins
Parintins
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 02°37′40″S 56°44′09″W / 2.62778°S 56.73583°W / -2.62778; -56.73583Coordinates: 02°37′40″S 56°44′09″W / 2.62778°S 56.73583°W / -2.62778; -56.73583
Country  Brazil
Region North
State Bandeira do Amazonas.svg Amazonas
Founded October 15, 1852
Government
 • Mayor Carlos Alexandre da Carbrás (PSD)
Area
 • Total 5,952.333 km2 (2,298.209 sq mi)
Elevation 27 m (89 ft)
Population (2014)
 • Total 110,411
 • Density 19/km2 (48/sq mi)
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) DST no longer used (UTC-4)
Demonym parintinense

Parintins is a municipality in the far east of the Amazonas state, Brazil. It is part of a microregion also named Parintins. The population for the entire municipality was 109,150 (2005) and its area is 5,952 km².[1] The city is located on Tupinambarana island in the Amazon River. Parintins is known for a popular folklore festival held there each June called Boi-Bumbá. It also was the site of an experimental deployment of WiMAX, sponsored by Intel, in late 2006.[2]

It is served by Júlio Belém Airport.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ IBGE - [1]
  2. ^ Kanellos, Michael (2006-09-20). "Intel builds Internet city on Amazon island". CNET News.com. Archived from the original on 2012-09-07. Retrieved 2006-09-21.