|The Municipality of Bonfim|
Location of Bonfim in the State of Roraima
|Founded||June 1, 1982|
|• Mayor||Joner Chagas (PRTB)|
|• Total||8,095.319 km2 (3,125.620 sq mi)|
|Elevation||92 m (302 ft)|
|• Density||1.35/km2 (3.5/sq mi)|
Bonfim is a municipality located in the mideast of the state of Roraima in Brazil. Its population is 12,626 and its area is 8,095 km². The city lies opposite the Takutu River from Lethem, Guyana. The Takutu River Bridge links Bonfim and Roraima with the town of Lethem and the Atlantic port of Georgetown, Guyana.
Bonfim started with the compound of a religious mission from the US. On July 1, 1982 it became a municipality by Federal Bill Nº 7.009. On March 28, 2007 it was declared a free port for international trade by President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
- Stabroek News at http://gosouthamerica.about.com/b/a/257968.htm[permanent dead link] as of 16 March 2007
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