Pio XII, Maranhão

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Pio XII
Municipality
Location in Maranhão
Location in Maranhão
Country  Brazil
Region Nordeste
State Maranhão
Mesoregion Centro Maranhense
Area[1]
 • Total 315.579 sq mi (817.346 km2)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 22,016
 • Density 69.8/sq mi (26.94/km2)
Time zone UTC -3

Pio XII is a municipality in the state of Maranhão in the Northeast region of Brazil.[3][4][5][6] The city gained international notoriety when a referee at an amateur football match was beheaded and quartered after he fatally stabbed a player to death.[7]

It is named after Pope Pius XII.

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.[8]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ IBGE. "Área territorial oficial". Resolução da Presidência do IBGE de n° 5 (R.PR-5/02). Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  2. ^ Censo Populacional 2010. "Censo Populacional 2010". Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). Archived from the original on 27 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Divisão Territorial do Brasil" (in Portuguese). Divisão Territorial do Brasil e Limites Territoriais, Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). 1 July 2008. Retrieved 17 December 2009.
  4. ^ "Estimativas da população para 1º de julho de 2009" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Estimativas de População, Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Ranking decrescente do IDH-M dos municípios do Brasil" (in Portuguese). Atlas do Desenvolvimento Humano, Programa das Nações Unidas para o Desenvolvimento (PNUD). 2000. Archived from the original on 23 November 2010.
  6. ^ "Produto Interno Bruto dos Municípios 2002-2005" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 October 2008.
  7. ^ "Brazilian referee beheaded by spectators after he fatally stabs player". 6 July 2013. Archived from the original on 6 October 2013.
  8. ^ APA Baixada Maranhense (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 25 June 2017

Coordinates: 3°53′S 45°17′W / 3.883°S 45.283°W / -3.883; -45.283