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Country  Brazil
Region Nordeste
State Ceará
Mesoregion Noroeste Cearense
Time zone UTC -3

Paracuru is a municipality in the state of Ceará in the Northeast region of Brazil.[1][2][3][4]


According to historian Rodolfo Spínola books "Vicente Pinzon e a Descoberta do Brasil" and " Naufragos, Traficantes e Deportados" written by journalist Eduardo Bueno: 29 de Janeiro de 1500, Spanish navigator Vicente Yáñez Pinzón was the protagonist of the first battle Brazilian land between Europeans and indigenous paracuruenses Tremembés the outskirts of Rio Curu. Twenty natives died in combat and eight Spanish.

Its origins date back to the late sixteenth century, already in 1888 was the village Alto Alegre do Parazinho; elected city in 1951. Its name in Tupi language means Lizard Sea. 296.60 km2 area of the Municipality. Population about 30,000. Economy: tourism, agro-industry, livestock, shrimp, chicken and eggs, flowers (ornamental pineapple and Sansevero cylinders), agriculture: cultivation of passion fruit, papaya, pineapple, coconut, sugar cane for alcohol; subsistence fisheries. Paracuru home base support for offshore oil wells.

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  1. ^ "Divisão Territorial do Brasil" (in Portuguese). Divisão Territorial do Brasil e Limites Territoriais, Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). July 1, 2008. Retrieved December 17, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Estimativas da população para 1º de julho de 2009" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Estimativas de População, Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). August 14, 2009. Retrieved December 17, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Ranking decrescente do IDH-M dos municípios do Brasil" (in Portuguese). Atlas do Desenvolvimento Humano, Programa das Nações Unidas para o Desenvolvimento (PNUD). 2000. Retrieved December 17, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Produto Interno Bruto dos Municípios 2002-2005" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). December 19, 2007. Retrieved December 17, 2009. 

Coordinates: 3°24′S 39°04′W / 3.400°S 39.067°W / -3.400; -39.067