Arataca

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Arataca
Município de Arataca
Municipality
Official seal of Arataca
Seal
Location of Arataca in Bahia
Location of Arataca in Bahia
Arataca is located in Brazil
Arataca
Arataca
Location of Arataca in Brazil
Coordinates: 15°15′46″S 39°24′50″W / 15.26278°S 39.41389°W / -15.26278; -39.41389Coordinates: 15°15′46″S 39°24′50″W / 15.26278°S 39.41389°W / -15.26278; -39.41389
Country  Brazil
Region Northeast
State Bandeira da Bahia.svg Bahia
Founded May 9, 1985
Government
 • Mayor Fernando Mansur (2013-2016)
Area
 • Total 435.96 km2 (168.33 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 11,779
 • Density 27/km2 (70/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Arataquense
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)

Arataca is a municipality in the state of Bahia in the North-East region of Brazil. Arataca covers 435.96 km2 (168.33 sq mi), and has a population of 11,779 with a population density of 27 inhabitants per square kilometer. It consists of two districts: Arataca, the municipal seat, and Itatingui. [1]

The municipality contains part of the 11,336 hectares (28,010 acres) Serra das Lontras National Park, created in 2010.[2]

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  1. ^ "Arataca" (in Portuguese). Brasília, Brazil: Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatstica. 2015. Retrieved 2015-08-24. 
  2. ^ Unidade de Conservação: Parque Nacional da Serra das Lontras (in Portuguese), MMA: Ministério do Meio Ambiente, retrieved 2016-06-09