Maçambara

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Maçambara
Municipality
Map of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil highlighting Maçambara
Map of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil highlighting Maçambara
Coordinates: 29°8′34″S 56°3′54″W / 29.14278°S 56.06500°W / -29.14278; -56.06500Coordinates: 29°8′34″S 56°3′54″W / 29.14278°S 56.06500°W / -29.14278; -56.06500
Country Brazil
Region South
State Rio Grande do Sul
Micro-region Campanha Ocidental
Founded October 22, 1997
Area
 • Total 1,682.82 km2 (649.74 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 4,824
 • Density 2.9/km2 (7.4/sq mi)
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) BRST (UTC-2)
Postal code 97560-xxx
Distance from the capital 590 km (370 mi)
Website macambara.rs.gov.br

Maçambara is a small Brazilian municipality in the western part of the state of Rio Grande do Sul. The population is 4,824 (2015 est.) in an area of 1,682.82 km².[1] Its elevation is 110 m. It is located west of the state capital of Porto Alegre and northeast of Alegrete.

The municipality contains part of the 4,392 hectares (10,850 acres) São Donato Biological Reserve, a strictly protected conservation unit created in 1975 that protects an area of wetlands on the Butuí River, a tributary of the Uruguay River.[2]

Neighbouring municipalities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística
  2. ^ Inaugurado em São Borja Escritório da Reserva Biológica do São Donato (in Portuguese), Secretaria do Ambiente e Desenvolvimento Sustentável do Rio Grande do Sul, 27 May 2002, retrieved 2016-04-19 

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