Curaçá

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Curaçá
Municipality
The Municipality of Curaçá
Flag of Curaçá
Flag
Official seal of Curaçá
Seal
Localization of the city
Localization of the city
Coordinates: 08°59′31″S 39°54′28″W / 8.99194°S 39.90778°W / -8.99194; -39.90778Coordinates: 08°59′31″S 39°54′28″W / 8.99194°S 39.90778°W / -8.99194; -39.90778
Country Brazil
Region Northeast
State Bahia
Founded July 6, 1832
Government
 • Mayor Carlinhos Brandão (PT)
Area
 • Total 6,442.190 km2 (2,487.343 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 32,165
 • Density 4.9/km2 (13/sq mi)
  [1]
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
HDI (2010) 0.581 – medium[2]
Website www.curaca.ba.gov.br

Curaçá is the northernmost city in the Brazilian state of Bahia.

The municipality was designated a priority area for conservation and sustainable use when the Caatinga Ecological Corridor was created in 2006.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IBGE 2008 statistics
  2. ^ [1] UNDP
  3. ^ Mattos, Marluza (2006), Ministério cria Corredor Ecológico da Caatinga (in Portuguese), Ministério do Meio Ambiente, retrieved 2016-11-01