Itaubal

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Itaubal
Location of Itaubal in Amapá
Location of Itaubal in Amapá
Itaubal is located in Brazil
Itaubal
Itaubal
Location of Itaubal in Amapá
Coordinates: 00°35′45″N 50°40′15″W / 0.59583°N 50.67083°W / 0.59583; -50.67083
Country Brazil Brazil
Region North
State Bandeira do Amapá.svg Amapá
Area
 • Total 1,704 km2 (658 sq mi)
Elevation 8.11 m (26.61 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,026

Itaubal is a municipality located in the southeast of the state of Amapá in Brazil. Its population is 4,026 and its area is 1,704 square kilometres (658 sq mi). Itaubal is located 112 kilometres (70 mi) from the state capitol of Macapá. It takes its name from the itaúba (Mezilaurus itauba), a valuable species of laurel. The tree was once found in great abundance in the region, but is now endangered. Itaubal is bordered to the southeast by the delta of the Amazon River, and surrounded by Macapá to the southwest, west, and north.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Itaubal do Piririm" (in Portuguese). Macapá, Amapá, Brazil: Governo do Estado do Amapá. 2015. Retrieved 2015-02-12.