São Paulo de Olivença

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São Paulo de Olivença
Municipality
Location in Amazonas  state
Location in Amazonas state
São Paulo de Olivença is located in Brazil
São Paulo de Olivença
São Paulo de Olivença
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 3°27′34″S 68°56′0″W / 3.45944°S 68.93333°W / -3.45944; -68.93333Coordinates: 3°27′34″S 68°56′0″W / 3.45944°S 68.93333°W / -3.45944; -68.93333
Country  Brazil
Region North Region
State Amazonas
Microregion Alto Solimões
Area
 • Total 19,746 km2 (7,624 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 36,536
 • Density 1.9/km2 (4.8/sq mi)
Time zone BRT-2 (UTC-5)
Postal code 69600-xxx

São Paulo de Olivença is a community and a municipality near the western edge of the state of Amazonas near the tri-country border area in Brazil. The population is 36,536 (2015 est.) in an area of 19,746 km².[1] The city is served by Senadora Eunice Michiles Airport. This city, along with other surrounding cities, is known for their sand export for the making of cement.

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It was founded in 1689 as a mission by Spanish Jesuit Samuel Fritz. The municipality of Santo Antônio do Içá, located to the north, was separated from this municipality in 1955.[2] In 2010, the city suffered from a severe landslide, causing road damage. No one was injured or killed, but many homes were lost in the Amazon River.

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