Humaitá, Amazonas

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Municipality of Humaita
Humaita Cathedral
Humaita Cathedral
Flag of Humaitá
Official seal of Humaitá
Nickname(s): "Princesa do Madeira" ("The Princess of the Madeira")
Amazonas state with Humaita municipality in red
Amazonas state with Humaita municipality in red
Humaitá is located in Brazil
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 07°30′22″S 63°01′15″W / 7.50611°S 63.02083°W / -7.50611; -63.02083
Country  Brazil
Region North
State Bandeira do Amazonas.svg Amazonas
Demonym humaitaense
Founded February 4, 1890
 • Mayor Jose Cidenei Lobo do Nascimento (PMDB)
 • Total 33,071.667 km2 (12,769.042 sq mi)
Elevation 90 m (300 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 45,954
 • Density 1.39/km2 (3.6/sq mi)
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) DST no longer used (UTC-4)

Humaitá is a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Amazonas. Its population was 45,954 (2012) and its area is 33,072 km².[1] The city is located on the banks of the Madeira River.

The city is served by Humaitá Airport. The Trans-Amazonian Highway passes through the city.

The municipality contains part of the strictly-protected Cuniã Ecological Station, an area of cerrado savanna parkland.[2] It contains 5% of the Campos Amazônicos National Park, a 961,318 hectares (2,375,470 acres) protected area created in 2006 that protects an unusual enclave of cerrado vegetation in the Amazon rainforest.[3] It also contains the Humaitá National Forest, a 473,155 hectares (1,169,190 acres) sustainable use conservation unit created in 1998.[4]


  1. ^ IBGE - "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-06-11. Retrieved 2007-02-20. 
  2. ^ Unidade de Conservação: Estação Ecológica de Cuniã (in Portuguese), MMA: Ministério do Meio Ambiente, retrieved 2016-05-16 
  3. ^ PARNA dos Campos Amazônicos (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-06-03 
  4. ^ Unidade de Conservação: Floresta Nacional de Humaitá (in Portuguese), MMA: Ministério do Meio Ambiente, retrieved 2016-06-03