Santa Quitéria, Ceará
|The Municipality of Santa Quitéria|
|Nickname(s): "Terra das minas de urânio" ("Land of the Uranium Mines")|
Location of Santa Quitéria in the State of Ceará
|Founded||December 17, 1987|
|• Mayor||Francisco das Chagas Magalhães Mesquita (PSDB)|
|• Total||4,260.681 km2 (1,645.058 sq mi)|
|Elevation||60.26 m (197.71 ft)|
|• Density||10/km2 (26/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-3 (UTC-3)|
|HDI (2000)||0.642 – medium|
The former farm Cascavel was elevated to the condition of Vila on August 27, 1856 under the name of Santa Quitéria. Only on December 20, 1938 Santa Quitéria was elevated to the category of city.
It is the largest municipality of Ceará in terms of area.
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