Quixeramobim, Ceará

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Quixeramobim
Municipality
Location in Ceará state
Location in Ceará state
Quixeramobim is located in Brazil
Quixeramobim
Quixeramobim
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 5°12′S 39°17′W / 5.200°S 39.283°W / -5.200; -39.283Coordinates: 5°12′S 39°17′W / 5.200°S 39.283°W / -5.200; -39.283
Country  Brazil
Region Northeast Region
State Ceará
Population (2010)
 • Total 72,000
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)

Quixeramobim (formally Santo Antônio do Boqueirão de Quixeramobim; formerly Nova Vila do Campo Maior) is a municipality in central State of Ceará, northeastern Brazil. It has a population of about 72,000 (2010 census). The local biome is caatinga hiperxerófila.

Climate[edit]

Semi-arid tropical warm with rainfall concentrated from February to April. The average temperature is 26-28C and the average annual rainfall is 708 mm.

The Paus Brancos district of the municipality was designated a priority area for conservation and sustainable use when the Caatinga Ecological Corridor was created in 2006.[1]

History[edit]

It was founded in the 17th Century on lands adjacent to Rio Ibu (Quixeramobim) and became a municipality in 1755.

Economy[edit]

The primary economic occupations are farming and ranching.

Famous Residents[edit]

Antônio Conselheiro (1830-1879), religious leader

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mattos, Marluza (2006), Ministério cria Corredor Ecológico da Caatinga (in Portuguese), Ministério do Meio Ambiente, retrieved 2016-11-01