Aquiraz

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Aquiraz
Municipality
Location in Ceará  state
Location in Ceará state
Aquiraz is located in Brazil
Aquiraz
Aquiraz
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 3°54′0″S 38°22′59″W / 3.90000°S 38.38306°W / -3.90000; -38.38306Coordinates: 3°54′0″S 38°22′59″W / 3.90000°S 38.38306°W / -3.90000; -38.38306
Country  Brazil
Region Northeast Region
State Ceará
Area
 • Total 480.976 km2 (185.706 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 70,938
 • Density 150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)
Website www.aquiraz.ce.gov.br

Aquiraz is the thirteenth largest city in the state of Ceará, located on the nation's northeast coast, a popular vacation destination.

History[edit]

The city was founded by regal order on 13 February 1699 but was not truly installed until 1713. In the eighteenth century the Society of Jesus did notable work in the area. Aquiraz also served as the seat-city of Ceará before Fortaleza.

Places of interest[edit]

The municipality contains the 602 hectares (1,490 acres) Batoque Extractive Reserve, created in 2003.[1] Notable structures include the Museu Sacro São José de Ribamar, the Igreja Matriz de São José de Ribamar and Beach Park.

Notable resident[edit]

  • Ana Miranda – Poet who currently resides in Aquiraz.

Sister city[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ RESEX do Batoque (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-09-13 
  2. ^ Frederick Maryland site Archived 24 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine.

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