Icó

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Icó
Ceara Municip Ico.svg
Coordinates: 06°24′03″S 38°51′43″W / 6.40083°S 38.86194°W / -6.40083; -38.86194Coordinates: 06°24′03″S 38°51′43″W / 6.40083°S 38.86194°W / -6.40083; -38.86194
Country Brazil
Region Northeast
State Ceará
Founded October 25, 1738
Government
 • Prefeito Marcos Nunes (PMDB)
Area
 • Total 1,871.98 km2 (722.78 sq mi)
Elevation 153 m (502 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 65,377
 • Density 34.2/km2 (89/sq mi)
Time zone -3(GMT)
HDI (2000) 0.607 – medium[1]

Icó Portuguese pronunciation: [iˈkɔ] is a town of 65,377 in Ceará.

History[edit]

The area was explored in the 17th century with the town being founded in 1738. In the mid-19th century the "Teatro da Ribeira dos Icós" was built. The town also has a historic church.

The theatre in 1900

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] - UNDP