Paranaiguara

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Paranaiguara
Municipality
Location in Goiás  state
Location in Goiás state
Paranaiguara is located in Brazil
Paranaiguara
Paranaiguara
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 18°54′25″S 50°39′19″W / 18.90694°S 50.65528°W / -18.90694; -50.65528Coordinates: 18°54′25″S 50°39′19″W / 18.90694°S 50.65528°W / -18.90694; -50.65528
Country  Brazil
Region Central-West Region
State Goiás
Microregion Quirinópolis Microregion
Area
 • Total 1,153.7 km2 (445.4 sq mi)
Elevation 479 m (1,572 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 7,724
 • Density 6.7/km2 (17/sq mi)
Time zone BRT/BRST (UTC-3/-2)
Postal code 75880-000

Paranaiguara is a municipality in south Goiás state, Brazil.

Location and Geography[edit]

Paranaiguara is in the Quirinópolis Microregion, whose most important city is Quirinópolis. The distance to the state capital, Goiânia, is 351 km. Highway connections are made by BR-060 / Abadia de Goiás / Guapó / Indiara / Acreúna / GO-164 / Quirinópolis / BR-483 / GO-164. See Sepin

There are municipal boundaries with:

The climate is temperate tropical, with an average annual temperature of 26 °C. There are maximums of 26 °C and minimums of 10 °C. The main river is the Paranaíba, which has tributaries such as the Rio Claro and Ribeirão Alegre.

Demographics[edit]

  • Population density in 2007: 6.69 inhab/km²
  • Population growth rate 1996/2007: -0.67.%
  • Total population in 2007: 7,724
  • Total population in 1980: 6,782
  • Urban population in 2007: 6,991
  • Rural population in 2007: 733
  • Population change: the population has increased by about 960 inhabitants since 1980.

The economy[edit]

The economy is based on agriculture, cattle raising, services, public administration, and small transformation industries. In the secondary sector there are clothing industries, brickworks, and a paving company. The cattle herd had 110,000 head (2006) and the main agricultural crops were corn and soybeans.

Economic Data (2007)

  • Industrial establishments: 18
  • Financial institutions: Banco Itaú S.A. (August/2007)
  • Retail establishments in 2007: 88
  • Automobiles: 976 (2007)

Main agricultural products in ha.(2006)

  • rice: 170
  • manioc: 40
  • corn: 200
  • soybeans: 400

Farm Data (2006)in ha.

  • Number of farms: 239
  • Total area: 92,485
  • Area of permanent crops: 78
  • Area of perennial crops: 1,433
  • Area of natural pasture: 71,227
  • Persons dependent on farming: 566
  • Farms with tractors: 102
  • Number of tractors: 143 IBGE

Education and Health[edit]

There were 05 schools (2006) and 01 hospital with 23 beds (2007).

  • Adult literacy rate: 84.3% (2000) (national average was 86.4%)
  • Infant mortality rate: 22.10 (2000) (national average was 33.0)
  • Ranking on the Municipal Human Development Index: 0.751 (middle)

For the complete list see Frigoletto.com

History[edit]

Paranaiguara began in the 1930s when diamond prospectors came into the area. In 1950 the settlement became a district of Quirinópolis and in 1967 it got its emancipation with the present name. The name means "inhabitants of the great river" in Tupi-guarani. In 1976 the construction of the São Simão Dam and reservoir forced the evacuation of the old town, which was moved 15 kilometers away.

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