Iranduba

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Iranduba
Municipality
Municipality of Iranduba
Iranduba near Solimões River
Iranduba near Solimões River
Flag of Iranduba
Flag
Nickname(s): "Cidade das Chaminés" ("City of Chimneys")
Location of Jutaí in the State of Amazonas
Location of Jutaí in the State of Amazonas
Coordinates: 03°17′06″S 60°11′09″W / 3.28500°S 60.18583°W / -3.28500; -60.18583Coordinates: 03°17′06″S 60°11′09″W / 3.28500°S 60.18583°W / -3.28500; -60.18583
Country  Brazil
Region North
State Bandeira do Amazonas.svg Amazonas
Emancipated 1981
Government
 • Mayor Raymundo Nonato (PMDB)
Area
 • Total 2,215.033 km2 (855.229 sq mi)
Elevation 92 m (302 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 41,947
 • Density 18.94/km2 (49.1/sq mi)
  [1]
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) DST no longer used (UTC-4)
Area code(s) +55 92
HDI (2000) 0.694 – medium[2]
Website Manaus, Amazonas

Iranduba is a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Amazonas.

The population of Iranduba in 2012 was 41,947 and its area is 2,215 km²,[3] making it the smallest municipality in Amazonas in terms of area. It is located south and west of Manaus on the right bank of the Rio Negro and the left bank of the Solimões River. It is connected to Manaus by the Manaus Iranduba Bridge, a cable-stayed bridge which opened in 2011.

The municipality contains about 21% of the Rio Negro Right Bank Environmental Protection Area, a 1,140,990 hectares (2,819,400 acres) sustainable use conservation unit that controls use of an area of Amazon rainforest along the Rio Negro above the junction with the Solimões River.[4] It also contains about 80% of the Rio Negro Sustainable Development Reserve, a 103,086 hectares (254,730 acres) sustainable use conservation unit created in 2008 in a effort to stop deforestation in the area, which is threatened due to its proximity to Manaus.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012 Populational Estimate" (PDF). Censo Populacional 2012. Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). July 2012. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  2. ^ [1] - UNDP
  3. ^ IBGE - [2]
  4. ^ APA Margem Direita do Rio Negro (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-06-26 
  5. ^ RDS do Rio Negro (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-06-27