Itapiranga, Amazonas

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Itapiranga
Municipality
Official seal of Itapiranga
Seal
Location of the municipality inside Amazonas
Location of the municipality inside Amazonas
Coordinates: 2°44′56″S 58°1′19″W / 2.74889°S 58.02194°W / -2.74889; -58.02194Coordinates: 2°44′56″S 58°1′19″W / 2.74889°S 58.02194°W / -2.74889; -58.02194
Country  Brazil
Region North
State Amazonas
Time zone UTC−4 (BRT)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (DST no longer used)

Itapiranga is a municipality located in the state of Amazonas northern Brazil on the left bank of the Solimões River about 200 km east of Manaus. Its population was 8,625 (2005) and its area is 4,231 km².[1]

The name is of Indian origin, and was given to a quarry which has a port. It comes from ita, stone and pitanga, red, so the name means "red stone".

The municipality contains about 40% of the 424,430 hectares (1,048,800 acres) Uatumã Sustainable Development Reserve, which protects the lower part of the Uatumã River basin.[2]

History[edit]

It was founded in 1931 as a suburb of Silves.

References[edit]

  1. ^ IBGE - "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-01-09. Retrieved 2014-08-03. 
  2. ^ RDS do Uatumã (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-07-25