Iguatu

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Iguatu
Flag of Iguatu
Flag
Coat of arms of Iguatu
Coat of arms
Location in Ceará state
Location in Ceará state
Iguatu is located in Brazil
Iguatu
Iguatu
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 06°21′32″S 39°17′56″W / 6.35889°S 39.29889°W / -6.35889; -39.29889Coordinates: 06°21′32″S 39°17′56″W / 6.35889°S 39.29889°W / -6.35889; -39.29889
CountryBrazil
RegionNortheast
StateCeará
Population
(2018 est.[1])
 • Total103,255
Time zoneBRT (UTC-3)

Iguatu is a city in Ceará, a Brazilian State, with a population of 103,255 (2018 est.).[1] Agenor Neto is the city's mayor.

History[edit]

A village of Quixelôs Indians existed at this site before the arrival of the Portuguese. In 1707 the Society of Jesus began Western settlement here. It has been classed as a city since 1874. It is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Iguatu.

Notable native or resident[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics" (PDF). 2018. Retrieved 6 March 2019. 2018 Estimates of Population

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