Santa Quitéria, Ceará

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Santa Quitéria
The Municipality of Santa Quitéria
Flag of Santa Quitéria
Official seal of Santa Quitéria
Nickname(s): "Terra das minas de urânio" ("Land of the Uranium Mines")
Location of Santa Quitéria in the State of Ceará
Location of Santa Quitéria in the State of Ceará
Coordinates: 04°20′11″S 40°09′13″W / 4.33639°S 40.15361°W / -4.33639; -40.15361Coordinates: 04°20′11″S 40°09′13″W / 4.33639°S 40.15361°W / -4.33639; -40.15361
Country  Brazil
Region Northeast
State Bandeira do Ceará.svg Ceará
Founded December 17, 1987
 • Mayor Tomás Figueiredo (MDB)
 • Total 4,260.681 km2 (1,645.058 sq mi)
Elevation 60.26 m (197.71 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 42,822
 • Density 10/km2 (26/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
HDI (2000) 0.642 – medium[2]

Santa Quitéria is a municipality in the central area of the state of Ceará, Brazil. Its history goes back to the 18th Century, when the farmer João Pinto de Mesquita settled in the area.

The former farm Cascavel was elevated to the condition of Vila on August 27, 1856 under the name of Santa Quitéria. Only on December 20, 1938 Santa Quitéria was elevated to the category of city.

It is the largest municipality of Ceará in terms of area.


  1. ^ "2012 Populational Estimate" (PDF). Censo Populacional 2012. Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). July 2012. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  2. ^ [1] UNDP