São Paulo de Olivença

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Coordinates: 03°27′34″S 68°56′00″W / 3.45944°S 68.93333°W / -3.45944; -68.93333

São Paulo de Olivença
Municipality
Country  Brazil
Region North
State Bandeira do Amazonas.svg Amazonas
Microregion Alto Solimões
Area
 • Total 19,746 km2 (7,624 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 28,861
Postal Code 69600-xxx

São Paulo de Olivença (first part, Portuguese meaning Saint Paul) is a community and a municipality near the western edge of the state of Amazonas near the tri-country border area in Brazil. Its population was 28,861 (2005) and its area is 19,746 km².[1] The municipality of Santo Antônio do Içá is located about 170 to 175 km ENE and it was separated in 1955 from this municipality.

The city is served by Senadora Eunice Michiles Airport.

In 2010, the city suffered from a severe landslide, causing road damage. No one was injured or killed, but many homes were lost in the Amazon River.

This city, along with other surrounding cities, is known for their sand export for the making of cement.

History[edit]

It was founded in 1692 as a mission by Spanish Jesuit Samuel Fritz.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ IBGE - [1]