Lajes, Rio Grande do Norte

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Lajes
A road shop in Lajes.
A road shop in Lajes.
Flag of Lajes
Flag
Official seal of Lajes
Seal
Nickname(s): 
Lajes do Cabugi
Motto(s): 
Minha Terra, Meu Lugar (My Land, My Place)
Location in Rio Grande do Norte and Brazil
Location in Rio Grande do Norte and Brazil
Coordinates: 05°42′00″S 36°14′42″W / 5.70000°S 36.24500°W / -5.70000; -36.24500Coordinates: 05°42′00″S 36°14′42″W / 5.70000°S 36.24500°W / -5.70000; -36.24500
CountryBrazil
RegionNortheast
StateRio Grande do Norte
SettledNovember 25, 1914
Government
 • MayorBenes Leocádio (PP)
Area
 • Total676.417 km2 (261.166 sq mi)
Elevation
590 m (1,940 ft)
Population
 (2009)[1]
 • Total10,865
 • Density14.7/km2 (38/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2 (UTC-2)
HDI (2000)0.640 – medium[2]

Lajes is a municipality in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. Pico do Cabugi is located there. On January 1, 1929, Alzira Soriano was sworn mayor of the city, becoming the first female mayor in Brazil and in all South America.[3]

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