Manacapuru

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Manacapuru
Municipality
Flag of Manacapuru
Flag
Official seal of Manacapuru
Seal
Location of the municipality inside Amazonas
Location of the municipality inside Amazonas
Coordinates: 3°17′59″S 60°37′14″W / 3.29972°S 60.62056°W / -3.29972; -60.62056Coordinates: 3°17′59″S 60°37′14″W / 3.29972°S 60.62056°W / -3.29972; -60.62056
Country  Brazil
Region North
State Amazonas
Government
 • Mayor Jaziel Nunes de Alencar (PMDB)
Area
 • Total 7,329.234 km2 (2,829.833 sq mi)
Elevation 25 m (82 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Total 94,175
 • Density 12.85/km2 (33.3/sq mi)
Time zone BRT (UTC−4)
 • Summer (DST) DST no longer used (UTC−4)

Manacapuru (Munychapur) is a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Amazonas.

The population of Manacapuru was 92,996 (2014) and its area is 7,329 km².[1] The city is one of the biggest in the state. It is located about 80 km (50 mi) upstream (west) from Manaus, at the point where the Manacapuru River flows into the Solimões River.

The municipality contains about 19% of the Rio Negro Right Bank Environmental Protection Area, a 1,140,990 hectares (2,819,400 acres) sustainable use conservation unit that controls use of an area of Amazon rainforest along the Rio Negro above the junction with the Solimões River.[2] It also contains about 4% of the Rio Negro Sustainable Development Reserve, a 103,086 hectares (254,730 acres) sustainable use conservation unit created in 2008 in a effort to stop deforestation in the area, which is threatened due to its proximity to Manaus.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) - [1]
  2. ^ APA Margem Direita do Rio Negro (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-06-26 
  3. ^ RDS do Rio Negro (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-06-27