Ponta Porã

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Ponta Porã
Municipality
The Municipality of Ponta Porã
A view of Internacional Avenue, which marks the border with Paraguay.
A view of Internacional Avenue, which marks the border with Paraguay.
Flag of Ponta Porã
Flag
Official seal of Ponta Porã
Seal
Location of Ponta Porã
Location of Ponta Porã
Coordinates: 22°32′09″S 55°43′33″W / 22.53583°S 55.72583°W / -22.53583; -55.72583Coordinates: 22°32′09″S 55°43′33″W / 22.53583°S 55.72583°W / -22.53583; -55.72583
Country  Brazil
Region Central-West
State Bandeira de Mato Grosso do Sul.svg Mato Grosso do Sul
Emancipated July 18, 1912
Government
 • Mayor Ludimar Novais (PSP
Area
 • Total 5,328.621 km2 (2,057.392 sq mi)
  [1]
Elevation 755 m (2,477 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 83,747
 • Density 15.716/km2 (40.70/sq mi)
  [2]
Time zone UTC-4 (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-3 (UTC-3)
HDI (2010) 0.701 – high[3]
Website www.pontapora.ms.gov.br/

Ponta Porã is a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul. Its population is 83.747 (2013) and its area is 5,329 km².[4] It has a dry border and a conurbation with the city of Pedro Juan Caballero in Paraguay.[5]

Ponta Porã International Airport is located in the municipality but currently without scheduled flights.

In popular culture[edit]

Ponta Porã is the main setting in the beginning of the John Grisham novel The Partner.

References[edit]

  1. ^ IBGE 2012 area statistics
  2. ^ IBGE 2012 population statistics
  3. ^ [1] - 2010 UNDP
  4. ^ IBGE - [2]
  5. ^ Paglia, Ernesto (2011). "Ponta Porã (MS)". O Diário de Bordo do JN no Ar (in Portuguese). São Paulo: Editora Globo. p. 70. ISBN 978-85-250-1842-7.