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Flag of Japurá
Official seal of Japurá
Location of the municipality inside Amazonas
Location of the municipality inside Amazonas
Japurá is located in Brazil
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 1°49′34″S 66°35′56″W / 1.82611°S 66.59889°W / -1.82611; -66.59889Coordinates: 1°49′34″S 66°35′56″W / 1.82611°S 66.59889°W / -1.82611; -66.59889
Country Brazil
State Amazonas
Time zoneUTC−4 (BRT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (DST no longer used)

Japurá is a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Amazonas. Its population was 13,026 (2005) and its area is 55,791 km².[1] It forms the Japurá microregion together with the municipality Maraã (to the east of the Japurá municipality). The southern border of both the municipality and the microregion is the Japurá River.

The municipality contains the Juami-Japurá Ecological Station, which covers the entire Juami River basin.[2] The municipality contains 55% of the 146,950 hectares (363,100 acres) Auatí-Paraná Extractive Reserve, created in 2001.[3] It contains part of the 7,999,000 hectares (19,770,000 acres) Alto Rio Negro Indigenous Territory, created in 1998.[4]


  1. ^ IBGE - "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-01-09. Retrieved 2014-08-03.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Unidade de Conservação: Estação Ecológica Juami-Japurá (in Portuguese), MMA: Ministério do Meio Ambiente, retrieved 2016-05-07
  3. ^ RESEX Auatí-Paraná (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-10-21
  4. ^ "Terra Indígena Alto Rio Negro", Terras Indígenas no Brasil (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2017-03-04