Santana do Araguaia

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Santana do Araguaia
city
Flag of Santana do Araguaia
Flag
Official seal of Santana do Araguaia
Seal
Location of Santana do Araguaia
Location of Santana do Araguaia
Coordinates: 09°30′18″S 50°37′30″W / 9.50500°S 50.62500°W / -9.50500; -50.62500
CountryBrazil
RegionNorte
StatePará
Government
 • MayorGilgleider Altino Ribeiro (Brazilian Social Democratic Party)
Area
 • Total11,591.452 km2 (4,475.485 sq mi)
Elevation
160 m (520 ft)
Population
(2009)
 • Total55,033
 • Density3.7/km2 (10/sq mi)
 [1]
Postal code (CEP)
68560
HDI (2000)0.690 – medium[2]

Santana do Araguaia is the southernmost city in the Brazilian state of Pará. The city lies near the Araguaia River, which marks the border with the state of Tocantins. The town was established on December 20, 1961 by then-governor of Pará, Aurélio do Carmo, after being split off from the municipality of Conceição do Araguaia.[3]

The city is served by Santana do Araguaia Airport.

References[edit]

  1. ^ IBGE 2009 statistics
  2. ^ "Índice de Desenvolvimento Humano - Municipal, 1991 e 2000". United Nations Development Programme.
  3. ^ "Santana do Araguaia". 2010. Archived from the original on 2010-06-05. Retrieved December 8, 2010.