Ponta de Pedras

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Ponta de Pedras
Municipality
Flag of Ponta de Pedras
Flag
Official seal of Ponta de Pedras
Seal
Location in the State of Pará
Location in the State of Pará
Coordinates: 01°23′24″S 48°52′15″W / 1.39000°S 48.87083°W / -1.39000; -48.87083Coordinates: 01°23′24″S 48°52′15″W / 1.39000°S 48.87083°W / -1.39000; -48.87083
Country Brazil
RegionNorth
State Pará
Area
 • Total3,365.126 km2 (1,299.282 sq mi)
Elevation
10 m (30 ft)
Population
 (2008)
 • Total25,743
 • Density6.0/km2 (16/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3 (BST)
Postal Code
68830-000

Ponta de Pedras is a Brazilian municipality located in the state of Pará. Its population as of 2008 is estimated to be 25,743 people. The area of the municipality is 3,365.126 km². The city belongs to the mesoregion Marajó and to the microregion of Arari.

The municipality is contained in the 59,985 square kilometres (23,160 sq mi) Marajó Archipelago Environmental Protection Area, a sustainable use conservation unit established in 1989 to protect the environment of the delta region.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ APA Arquipélago do Marajó (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-06-27