|Municipality of Parintins|
The Square of The Sacred Heart of Jesus (Praca Sagrado Coração de Jesus) in Centro area
|Nickname(s): Capital Mundial do Folclore (Capital Folklore of the World in Portuguese)|
Location in Amazonas
|Founded||October 15, 1852|
|• Mayor||Carlos Alexandre da Carbrás (PSD)|
|• Total||5,952.333 km2 (2,298.209 sq mi)|
|Elevation||27 m (89 ft)|
|• Density||17/km2 (45/sq mi)|
|Time zone||AST (UTC-4)|
|• Summer (DST)||DST no longer used (UTC-4)|
Parintins is a city in the far east of the Amazonas state, Brazil. It is located in the municipality of the same name, which 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. 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.
It is served by Júlio Belém Airport.
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- 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.
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