Pau dos Ferros

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Pau dos Ferros
The Municipality of Pau dos Ferros
Clockwise: Independence Avenue; Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceição; Tourist Terminal Lindalva Torquato; panoramic view of the Pau dos Ferros; Joaquim Correia House of Popular Culture and Monsignor Caminha Square, with the Obelisk at found.
Clockwise: Independence Avenue; Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceição; Tourist Terminal Lindalva Torquato; panoramic view of the Pau dos Ferros; Joaquim Correia House of Popular Culture and Monsignor Caminha Square, with the Obelisk at found.
Flag of Pau dos Ferros
Flag
Official seal of Pau dos Ferros
Seal
Nickname(s): 
Princesinha do Oeste (Princess of the West) and PDF
Location in the state of Rio Grande do Norte.
Location in the state of Rio Grande do Norte.
Pau dos Ferros is located in Brazil
Pau dos Ferros
Pau dos Ferros
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 06°06′39″S 38°12′32″W / 6.11083°S 38.20889°W / -6.11083; -38.20889
Country Brazil
RegionNordeste
StateRio Grande do Norte
MesoregionOeste Potiguar
MicroregionPau dos Ferros
Area
 • Total259.959 km2 (100.371 sq mi)
 [1]
Elevation193 m (633 ft)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total27,745
 • Density106.73/km2 (276.4/sq mi)
 IBGE/2010[3]
Demonym(s)Pauferrense
Time zoneUTC -3
Postal Code
59900-000
Area code(s)(+55) 84
Websitewww.paudosferros.rn.gov.br

Pau dos Ferros is a municipality in the homonymous microregion, in Rio Grande do Norte state, Northeast Brazil.[4]

History[edit]

The city was founded on September 4, 1856, initially as a village and then the town today is a city that has as its main form of economy the industrial sector and to a lesser extent agriculture.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Área Territorial Brasileira - Consulta por Município" (in Portuguese). Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics. January 15, 2013. Archived from the original on June 3, 2015. Retrieved August 17, 2015.
  2. ^ "Latitude e Longitude das cidades Brasileiras" (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on August 18, 2015. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
  3. ^ "Tabela 2.1 - População residente, total, urbana total e urbana na sede municipal, em números absolutos e relativos, com indicação da área total e densidade demográfica, segundo as Unidades da Federação e os municípios – 2010" (in Portuguese). Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística. 2010. Retrieved August 17, 2015.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ Pau dos Ferros History in Portuguese