Costa Marques

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Costa Marques
Municipality
Rio Guaporé - Costa Marques.jpg
Coat of arms of Costa Marques
Coat of arms
Location in Rondônia state
Location in Rondônia state
Costa Marques is located in Brazil
Costa Marques
Costa Marques
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 12°26′42″S 64°13′38″W / 12.44500°S 64.22722°W / -12.44500; -64.22722Coordinates: 12°26′42″S 64°13′38″W / 12.44500°S 64.22722°W / -12.44500; -64.22722
Country  Brazil
Region North Region
State Rondônia
Area
 • Total 4,987 km2 (1,925 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 16,651
 • Density 3.3/km2 (8.6/sq mi)
Time zone BRT-1 (UTC-4)

Costa Marques is a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Rondônia. Its population was 16,651 (2015) and its area is 4,987 km².[1]

The city is located in the Guaporé River's right bank and the main attraction is Forte Príncipe da Beira (named after the Prince of Beira), which was built in 1786 by the Portuguese Kingdom to protect that region from the Spanish Crown.

The municipality contains 91% of the 36,442 hectares (90,050 acres) Serra dos Reis State Park.[2] It contains 14% of the 2,244 hectares (5,550 acres) Serra dos Reis A State Park, created in 1996.[3] It also contains 52.5% of the 146,400 hectares (362,000 acres) Rio Cautário State Extractive Reserve, created in 1995.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IBGE - [1]
  2. ^ PES Serra dos Reis (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-08-06
  3. ^ PES Serra dos Reis A (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-12-20
  4. ^ RESEX Rio Cautário (Estadual) (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-09-15