Pinheiro, Maranhão

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Pinheiro
Municipality
The Municipality of Pinheiro
An avenue in Pinheiro
An avenue in Pinheiro
Nickname(s): "Princesa da Baixada" (Princess of the Baixada[1])
Location of Pinheiro in the State of Maranhão
Location of Pinheiro in the State of Maranhão
Coordinates: 02°31′15″S 45°04′58″W / 2.52083°S 45.08278°W / -2.52083; -45.08278Coordinates: 02°31′15″S 45°04′58″W / 2.52083°S 45.08278°W / -2.52083; -45.08278
Country Brazil
Region Northeast
State Maranhão
Founded September 3, 1856
Government
 • Mayor Luciano Genésio (Avante)
Area
 • Total 1,465.503 km2 (565.834 sq mi)
  [2]
Population (2012)
 • Total 79,566
 • Density 54/km2 (140/sq mi)
  [3]
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
HDI (2000) 0.639 – medium[4]
Website www.pinheiro.ma.gov.br

Pinheiro is a municipality in the state of Maranhão in the Northeast region of Brazil.

The municipality contains a small part of the Baixada Maranhense Environmental Protection Area, a 1,775,035.6 hectares (4,386,208 acres) sustainable use conservation unit created in 1991 that has been a Ramsar Site since 2000.[5]

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  1. ^ "Baixada" is a Brazilian word for flat areas near the sea
  2. ^ IBGE - "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 9, 2007. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
  3. ^ "2012 Populational Estimate" (PDF). Censo Populacional 2012. Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). July 2012. Retrieved September 8, 2012.
  4. ^ [1] UNDP
  5. ^ APA Baixada Maranhense (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-06-13