Laranjal do Jari

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Laranjal do Jari
Municipality
The Municipality of Laranjal do Jari
Parque Laranjal do Jari.JPG
Nickname(s): "Beiradão" (Big Edge, because of the city's large boundary and its location in the edge of Amapá.)
Motto: "Laranjal com Responsabilidade" (Laranjal with Responsibility)
Location of Laranjal do Jari in the State of Amapá
Location of Laranjal do Jari in the State of Amapá
Coordinates: 00°51′20″S 52°32′21″W / 0.85556°S 52.53917°W / -0.85556; -52.53917Coordinates: 00°51′20″S 52°32′21″W / 0.85556°S 52.53917°W / -0.85556; -52.53917
Country  Brazil
Region North
State Bandeira do Amapá.svg Amapá
Founded December 17, 1987
Government
 • Mayor Euricelia Melo Cardoso (PP)
Area
 • Total 41,668 km2 (16,088 sq mi)
Elevation 7 m (22 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 39,285
 • Density 0.94/km2 (2.4/sq mi)
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Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
HDI (2000) 0.732 – medium[2]
Website laranjaldojari.ap.gov.br

Laranjal do Jari (Jari Orangery) is a municipality located in the west of the state of Amapá in Brazil. It is the only municipality in the west boundaries of Amapá, except for a small part of Vitória do Jari. Its population is 41,688 and its area is 29,699 km², which makes it the largest municipality of Amapá.

The municipality contains 39% of the 501,771 hectares (1,239,900 acres) Rio Cajari Extractive Reserve, created in 1990.[3] It also contains 69% of the 806,184 hectares (1,992,120 acres) Rio Iratapuru Sustainable Development Reserve, created in 1997.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012 Populational Estimate" (PDF). Censo Populacional 2012. Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). July 2012. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  2. ^ [1] Archived 2009-10-03 at the Wayback Machine. UNDP
  3. ^ RESEX do Rio Cajari (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-11-06 
  4. ^ RDS do Rio Iratapuru (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-11-05