São Sebastião da Boa Vista

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São Sebastião da Boa Vista
Municipality
Flag of São Sebastião da Boa Vista
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Location in the State of Pará
Location in the State of Pará
Coordinates: 01°43′04″S 49°32′27″W / 1.71778°S 49.54083°W / -1.71778; -49.54083Coordinates: 01°43′04″S 49°32′27″W / 1.71778°S 49.54083°W / -1.71778; -49.54083
Country  Brazil
Region North
State  Pará
Area
 • Total 1,632.218 km2 (630.203 sq mi)
Elevation 2 m (7 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 21,499
 • Density 12.1/km2 (31/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC-3)
Postal Code 68820-000

São Sebastião da Boa Vista is a Brazilian municipality located in the state of Pará. Its population as of 2008 is estimated to be 21,499 people. The area of the municipality is 1.632,218 km². The city belongs to the mesoregion Marajó and to the microregion of Furos de Breves.

Geography[edit]

The municipality is on the island of Marajó to the northwest of Belém in the delta region where the Amazon and Tocantins rivers empty into the Atlantic Ocean. It contains part of the 194,868 hectares (481,530 acres) Terra Grande-Pracuúba Extractive Reserve, a sustainable use conservation unit created in 2006.[1] It is contained within 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.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Unidade de Conservação: Reserva Extrativista Terra Grande-Pracuúba (in Portuguese), MMA: Ministério do Meio Ambiente, retrieved 2016-06-29 
  2. ^ APA Arquipélago do Marajó (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-06-27