Curuçá

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For the district of São Paulo, see Vila Curuçá (district of São Paulo).
Curuçá
Municipality
Curuçá is located in Brazil
Curuçá
Curuçá
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 0°44′02″S 47°51′18″W / .733889°S 47.855°W / -.733889; -47.855Coordinates: 0°44′02″S 47°51′18″W / .733889°S 47.855°W / -.733889; -47.855
Country  Brazil
Region Northern
State Pará
Mesoregion Nordeste Paraense
Time zone UTC -3

Curuçá is a municipality in the state of Pará in the Northern region of Brazil.[1][2][3][4]

Curuçá was founded in 1775, but only became a city in 1895. Some of the municipality was split off into separate municipalities in 1939, 1955 and 1991. The Curuçá River flows from south to north through the municipality, emptying into the Atlantic ocean. The municipality contains the 37,062 hectares (91,580 acres) Mãe Grande de Curuçá Extractive Reserve, created in 2002, which protects the waters and banks of the estuary.[5]

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  1. ^ "Divisão Territorial do Brasil" (in Portuguese). Divisão Territorial do Brasil e Limites Territoriais, Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). July 1, 2008. Retrieved December 17, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Estimativas da população para 1º de julho de 2009" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Estimativas de População, Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). August 14, 2009. Retrieved December 17, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Ranking decrescente do IDH-M dos municípios do Brasil" (in Portuguese). Atlas do Desenvolvimento Humano, Programa das Nações Unidas para o Desenvolvimento (PNUD). 2000. Archived from the original on October 3, 2009. Retrieved December 17, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Produto Interno Bruto dos Municípios 2002-2005" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). December 19, 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 2, 2008. Retrieved December 17, 2009. 
  5. ^ RESEX Mãe Grande de Curuçá (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-09-11