Santa Isabel do Rio Negro

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Santa Isabel do Rio Negro
Municipality
Pico da Neblina background covered by clouds, the highest point in Brazil located in the municipality, bordering Venezuela.
Pico da Neblina background covered by clouds, the highest point in Brazil located in the municipality, bordering Venezuela.
Location of the municipality inside Amazonas
Location of the municipality inside Amazonas
Santa Isabel do Rio Negro is located in Brazil
Santa Isabel do Rio Negro
Santa Isabel do Rio Negro
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 0°24′50″S 65°1′8″W / 0.41389°S 65.01889°W / -0.41389; -65.01889Coordinates: 0°24′50″S 65°1′8″W / 0.41389°S 65.01889°W / -0.41389; -65.01889
Country  Brazil
Region North
State Amazonas
Time zone BRT (UTC−4)
 • Summer (DST) DST no longer used (UTC−4)

Santa Isabel do Rio Negro (Saint Isabel of Black River) is a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Amazonas. Its population was 7,617 (2005) and its area is 62,846 square kilometres (24,265 sq mi).[1] The Municipality was formerly called Tapuruquara.

Pico da Neblina, the highest mountain in Brazil at 2,994 metres (9,822 feet), is located in the municipality. However, the peak is 180 kilometres (110 mi) in a straight line from the urban seat of the municipality, inaccessible except through the Amazon rainforest, and in both a national park and a Yanomami reservation under federal control and with restricted access, so this is of little to no practical significance.

The municipality also contains part of the Amazonas National Forest.[2]

The city is served by Tapuruquara Airport.

References[edit]

  1. ^ IBGE - [1]
  2. ^ Unidade de Conservação: Floresta Nacional do Amazonas (in Portuguese), MMA: Ministério do Meio Ambiente, retrieved 2016-05-19