Delmiro Gouveia

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Delmiro Gouveia
Municipality
The Municipality of Delmiro Gouveia
Flag of Delmiro Gouveia
Flag
Nickname(s):
Del 1000
(in Portuguese pronounced
Del mil [Del thousand])
Location of Delmiro Gouveia in the State of Alagoas
Location of Delmiro Gouveia in the State of Alagoas
Delmiro Gouveia is located in Brazil
Delmiro Gouveia
Delmiro Gouveia
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 09°23′09″S 37°59′45″W / 9.38583°S 37.99583°W / -9.38583; -37.99583Coordinates: 09°23′09″S 37°59′45″W / 9.38583°S 37.99583°W / -9.38583; -37.99583
Country  Brazil
Region Northeast
State Bandeira de Alagoas.svg Alagoas
Founded 1952
Government
 • Mayor Luiz Carlos Costa(Lula Cabeleira)
Area
 • Total 609.7 km2 (235.4 sq mi)
Elevation 256 m (840 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 47,991
 • Density 67.4/km2 (175/sq mi)
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Time zone UTC-3
HDI (2000) 0.645 – medium[2]
Website www.delmirogouveia.al.gov.br

Delmiro Gouveia is a municipality located in the westernmost point of the Brazilian state of Alagoas. Its population is 47,991 (2008) and its area is 609 km².[3]

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.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IBGE 2008 statistics
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-10-03. Retrieved 2009-12-17.  - UNDP
  3. ^ IBGE - "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-01-09. Retrieved 2014-08-03. 
  4. ^ Unidade de Conservação: Monumento Natural do Rio São Francisco (in Portuguese), MMA: Ministério do Meio Ambiente, retrieved 2016-05-21