Xapuri

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Coordinates: 10°39′07″S 68°30′14″W / 10.65194°S 68.50389°W / -10.65194; -68.50389

Xapuri
Church of Saint Sebastian.
Church of Saint Sebastian.
Flag of Xapuri
Flag
Coat of arms of Xapuri
Coat of arms
Location of municipality in Acre State
Location of municipality in Acre State
Xapuri is located in Brazil
Xapuri
Xapuri
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 10°39′07″S 68°30′14″W / 10.65194°S 68.50389°W / -10.65194; -68.50389
Country Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil
State Acre
Area
 • Total 2,027 sq mi (5,251 km2)
Population (2007)
 • Total 14 314

Xapuri (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʃapuˈɾi]) is a municipality located in the southeast of the Brazilian state of Acre. Its population is 14 314 and its area is 5,251 km² and it is also known under the nickname "City of Chico Mendes" ("Cidade de Chico Mendes" in Portuguese)

History[edit]

Foundation of the municipality[edit]

The city was founded in the early 20th century, though there is controversy regarding the exact date of its foundation. Some historians cite Brazil August 22, 1904, others April 23, 1903, 23 October 1904 and March 22, 1904. The government of Acre and the local council use March 22, 1904 as the date of foundation for the festive activities of the city.

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