Cruzeiro do Sul, Acre

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Cruzeiro do Sul, Acre
Cathedral of Our Lady of Glory.
Cathedral of Our Lady of Glory.
Flag of Cruzeiro do Sul, Acre
Flag
Official seal of Cruzeiro do Sul, Acre
Seal
Nickname(s): Terra dos Nauas (Land of the Nahua)
Location of municipality in Acre State
Location of municipality in Acre State
Cruzeiro do Sul, Acre is located in Brazil
Cruzeiro do Sul, Acre
Cruzeiro do Sul, Acre
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 7°37′51″S 72°40′12″W / 7.63083°S 72.67000°W / -7.63083; -72.67000
Country Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil
State Acre
Demonym  cruzeirense
Founded September 12, 1904
Government
 • Mayor Wagner Sales (PMDB)
Area
 • Total 3,059.838 sq mi (7,924.943 km2)
Elevation 597 ft (182 m)
Population (2012)
 • Total 79,819
 • Density 26.1/sq mi (10.07/km2)

Cruzeiro do Sul is a municipality located on the Juruá river in the west of the Brazilian state of Acre. Its population is 73,948 and its area is 7,925 km².

It is bordered to the north by the state of Amazonas, to the south by Peru, to the east by the municipality of Porto Walter, to the west by the municipality of Rodrigues Alves, to the northwest by the municipality of Tarauacá, and to the northwest by the municipality of Mâncio Lima.

The municipality contains 23% of the 846,633 hectares (2,092,080 acres) Serra do Divisor National Park, created in 1989.[1]

Economy[edit]

The principal economic activity of the municipality is rubber extraction. Of lesser importance is the farming of cassava, coffee and rice.

Transport[edit]

The town is served by Cruzeiro do Sul International Airport.

Climate[edit]

Klimadiagramm-Cruzeiro do Sul-Brasilien-metrisch-deutsch.png
Juruá River
Night view of União Bridge (Ponte da União), from Segundo District

References[edit]

  1. ^ PARNA da Serra do Divisor (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-08-08 

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Coordinates: 7°37′51″S 72°40′12″W / 7.63083°S 72.67000°W / -7.63083; -72.67000