Canindé de São Francisco

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Canindé de São Francisco
Municipality
The Municipality of Canindé de São Francisco
São Francisco River in Canindé de São Francisco
São Francisco River in Canindé de São Francisco
Official seal of Canindé de São Francisco
Seal
Location of Canindé de São Francisco in the State of Sergipe
Location of Canindé de São Francisco in the State of Sergipe
Coordinates: 09°38′31″S 37°47′16″W / 9.64194°S 37.78778°W / -9.64194; -37.78778Coordinates: 09°38′31″S 37°47′16″W / 9.64194°S 37.78778°W / -9.64194; -37.78778
Country  Brazil
Region Northeast
State Bandeira de Sergipe.svg Sergipe
Founded 1953
Government
 • Mayor José Heleno da Silva
Area
 • Total 902.2 km2 (348.3 sq mi)
Elevation 68 m (223 ft)
Population (2016)
 • Total 28,832
 • Density 32/km2 (83/sq mi)
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Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
HDI (2000) 0.580 – medium[2]

Canindé de São Francisco is a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Sergipe. Its population was 28,832 (2016) and its area is 902.2 km2 (348.3 sq mi).[1]

Conservation[edit]

The municipality holds part of the 26,736 hectares (66,070 acres) Rio São Francisco Natural Monument, which protects the spectacular canyons of the São Francisco River between the Paulo Afonso Hydroelectric Complex and the Xingó Dam.[3] The municipality also contains the 279 hectares (690 acres) Lagoa do Frio Municipal Nature Park, created in 2001.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Canindé de São Francisco" (in Portuguese). Brasília, Brazil: Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística. 2016. Retrieved 2016-10-28. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-10-03. Retrieved 2009-12-17.  - UNDP
  3. ^ Unidade de Conservação: Monumento Natural do Rio São Francisco (in Portuguese), MMA: Ministério do Meio Ambiente, retrieved 2016-05-21 
  4. ^ Lagoa do Frio (in Portuguese), CNIP, retrieved 2016-11-02