Assis Brasil

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Coordinates: 10°56′27″S 69°34′01″W / 10.94083°S 69.56694°W / -10.94083; -69.56694

Assis Brasil
PontedaIntegraçãoBRA-PER.jpg
Flag of Assis Brasil
Official seal of Assis Brasil
Location of municipality in Acre State
Location of municipality in Acre State
Assis Brasil is located in Brazil
Assis Brasil
Assis Brasil
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 10°56′27″S 69°34′01″W / 10.94083°S 69.56694°W / -10.94083; -69.56694
CountryFlag of Brazil.svg Brazil
StateAcre
Government
 • MayorAntonio Barbosa de Sousa (PSDB)
Area
 • Total4,974 km2 (1,920 sq mi)
Population
 (2020 est)
 • Total7,534
Time zoneUTC−5 (ACT)

Assis Brasil (Portuguese pronunciation: [aˈsis bɾaˈziw]) is a municipality located in the south of the Brazilian state of Acre. Its population is 7,534 (2020 est) and its area is 4,974 square kilometres (1,920 sq mi).

The municipality contains part of the Rio Acre Ecological Station.[1] It also contains part of the 931,537 hectares (2,301,880 acres) Chico Mendes Extractive Reserve, a sustainable use environmental unit created in 1990.[2]

It is located near the Brazil–Peru Integration Bridge.

Name[edit]

The municipality was named after Joaquim Francisco de Assis Brasil, a diplomat who was involved in the transference of Acre from Bolivian to Brazilian control after the Acre War.

Towns and villages[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Unidade de Conservação: Estação Ecológica Rio Acre (in Portuguese), MMA: Ministério do Meio Ambiente, retrieved 2016-04-23
  2. ^ Unidade de Conservação: Reserva Extrativista Chico Mendes (in Portuguese), MMA: Ministério do Meio Ambiente, retrieved 2016-06-04