Alto Parnaíba

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Alto Parnaíba
municipality
Location of Alto Parnaíba
Location of Alto Parnaíba
Coordinates: 09°06′39″S 45°55′48″W / 9.11083°S 45.93000°W / -9.11083; -45.93000Coordinates: 09°06′39″S 45°55′48″W / 9.11083°S 45.93000°W / -9.11083; -45.93000
Country Brazil
Region Northeast
State Maranhão
Founded May 19, 1866
Government
 • Mayor Ranieri Avelino Soares
Area
 • Total 11,132.105 km2 (4,298.130 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 10,606
 • Density 0.9/km2 (2/sq mi)
  [1]
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
HDI (2000) 0.636 – medium[2]

Alto Parnaíba is a Brazilian municipality in the southernmost tip of the state of Maranhão. In 2008, the city's population was 10,606.

The municipality contains part of the 724,324 hectares (1,789,840 acres) Nascentes do Rio Parnaíba National Park, created in 2002.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IBGE 2008 statistics
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-10-03. Retrieved 2009-12-17.  - UNDP
  3. ^ Unidade de Conservação: Parque Nacional das Nascentes do Rio Parnaíba (in Portuguese), MMA: Ministério do Meio Ambiente, retrieved 2016-05-01