Parauapebas

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Parauapebas
Municipality
Flag of Parauapebas
Flag
Nickname(s):

"Pebas"

"Cidade dos Maranhenses"
[Town of the people from Maranhão]
(even though it is in Pará: a town of immigrants)
Motto:

Vis et Labore
"Força e Trabalho"
[Strength and Work]
Location of Parauapebas in the State of Pará
Location of Parauapebas in the State of Pará
Parauapebas is located in Brazil
Parauapebas
Parauapebas
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 6°4′04″S 49°54′07″W / 6.06778°S 49.90194°W / -6.06778; -49.90194Coordinates: 6°4′04″S 49°54′07″W / 6.06778°S 49.90194°W / -6.06778; -49.90194
Country  Brazil
Region Northern
State Pará
Mesoregion Sudeste Paraense
Microregion Parauapebas
Government
 • Mayor Darci José Lermen (PT
Area
 • Total 2,658.780 sq mi (6,886.208 km2)
Population (2016)
 • Total 196,259
 • Density 74/sq mi (29/km2)
Time zone UTC -3
Postal Code (CEP) 68515-000
Area code(s) +55 94
Website Official website

Parauapebas is a municipality in the state of Pará in the Northern region of Brazil.[1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

Geography[edit]

To the north is the municipality of Marabá; to the east, Curionópolis; to the south-east, Canaã dos Carajás; to the south, Água Azul do Norte; to the south-west, Ourilândia do Norte, and to the west, São Félix do Xingu.

The municipality contains part of the Tapirapé-Aquiri National Forest, a 196,504 hectares (485,570 acres) sustainable use conservation unit created in 1989.[6] It contains 68.9% of the Carajás National Forest, a 411,949 hectares (1,017,950 acres) sustainable use conservation unit created in 1998 that includes mining operations in a huge deposit of high-grade iron ore.[7] Carajás Mine is located in the boundaries of the municipality.

Transport[edit]

There are direct road connections with Marabá to the north-east, Curionópolis to the east, and Canaã dos Carajás to the south.

The municipality is served by Carajás Airport.

Leisure[edit]

Parauapebas Futebol Clube is the municipality's soccer club.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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. 
  5. ^ "Swallowing Rain Forest, Cities Surge in Amazon". New York Times. 2012-11-24. Retrieved 2012-11-24. 
  6. ^ FLONA do Tapirapé-Aquiri (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-05-30 
  7. ^ FLONA de Carajás (in Potuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-05-30