Murici

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Murici
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Murici is located in Brazil
Murici
Murici
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 9°18′25″S 35°56′34″W / 9.30694°S 35.94278°W / -9.30694; -35.94278
Country Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil
State Alagoas
Government
 • Prefect Remí Vasconcelos Calheiros
Area
 • Total 163.701 sq mi (423.983 km2)
Elevation 269 ft (82 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 26,706[1]
Time zone UTC-3
For the tree and its fruit, see Nance.

Murici is a municipality located in the west of the Brazilian state of Alagoas. Its population is 22,132 (2005) and its area is 424 km².[2] According to the Veja magazine,[3] despite receiving generous public transfers, the city still lags behind most municipalities in Brazil in human development. 30.6% of its inhabitants are illiterate and 65% rely on Federal funds to survive, which contribute for an HDI of just 0.58, slightly below Iraq's HDI of 0.59.[4]

The municipality contains 61% of the 6,116 hectares (15,110 acres) Murici Ecological Station, created in 2001.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Censo Populacional 2010". Censo Populacional 2010. Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). 29 November 2010. Retrieved 11 December 2010. 
  2. ^ IBGE - [1]
  3. ^ Jimenez, Gabriele (2013), "Parada no Tempo". Abril press, April 17th, 2013, pg. 88.
  4. ^ http://veja.abril.com.br/noticia/brasil/murici-a-cidade-onde-a-familia-calheiros-se-reveza-no-poder
  5. ^ ESEC de Murici (ESEC) (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-11-06