Lábrea

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Lábrea
Municipality
Municipality of Lábrea
Flag of Lábrea
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Amazonas Municip Labrea.svg
Lábrea is located in Brazil
Lábrea
Lábrea
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 07°15′32″S 64°47′52″W / 7.25889°S 64.79778°W / -7.25889; -64.79778Coordinates: 07°15′32″S 64°47′52″W / 7.25889°S 64.79778°W / -7.25889; -64.79778
Country  Brazil
Region North
State Bandeira do Amazonas.svg Amazonas
Founded March 7, 1881
Government
 • Mayor Gean Campos de Barros (PMDB)
Area
 • Total 68,508.6 km2 (26,451.3 sq mi)
Highest elevation 75 m (246 ft)
Lowest elevation 61 m (200 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 38,451
 • Density 0.4/km2 (1/sq mi)
  [1]
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
HDI (2000) 0.598 – medium[2]

Lábrea (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈlabɾjɐ]) is the southernmost municipality in the Brazilian state of Amazonas.

Economy[edit]

The population of the Lábrea municipality was 38,451 as of 2008. Its area is 68,508.6 square kilometres (26,451.3 sq mi).[3] This makes it the sixth largest municipality in Amazonas by area and the tenth largest in Brazil. The town is the seat of the Territorial Prelature of Lábrea. Lábrea Airport is served by scheduled regular air connections.

Conservation[edit]

The municipality contains the Iquiri National Forest, a 1,472,599 hectares (3,638,870 acres) sustainable use conservation unit created in 2008.[4] The municipality also contains part of the Mapinguari National Park, a 1,776,914 hectares (4,390,850 acres) conservation unit created in 2008.[5] It contains the 776,940 hectares (1,919,900 acres) Ituxi Extractive Reserve, created in 2008.[6] It contains 91% of the 604,209 hectares (1,493,030 acres) Médio Purus Extractive Reserve, created in 2008.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IBGE 2008 statistics
  2. ^ [1] UNDP
  3. ^ IBGE - [2]
  4. ^ Unidade de Conservação: Floresta Nacional do Iquiri (in Portuguese), MMA: Ministério do Meio Ambiente, retrieved 2016-06-02 
  5. ^ PARNA Mapinguari (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-06-02 
  6. ^ RESEX Ituxi (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-08-30 
  7. ^ RESEX Médio Purus (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-09-03