Sidrolândia

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Sidrolândia
Municipality
Location in Mato Grosso do Sul  state
Location in Mato Grosso do Sul state
Sidrolândia is located in Brazil
Sidrolândia
Sidrolândia
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 20°55′55″S 54°57′39″W / 20.93194°S 54.96083°W / -20.93194; -54.96083Coordinates: 20°55′55″S 54°57′39″W / 20.93194°S 54.96083°W / -20.93194; -54.96083
Country  Brazil
Region Central-West Region
State Mato Grosso do Sul
Area
 • Total 5,286 km2 (2,041 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 43,563
 • Density 8.2/km2 (21/sq mi)
Time zone BRT-1/BRST-1 (UTC-4/-3)

Sidrolândia is a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul. Its population was 43,563 (2011) and its area is 5,286 km².[1]

Buriti farm[edit]

On 15 May 2013, a group of hundreds of Terena people re-occupied a parcel of land in Sidrolândia, now owned by a local politician and rancher, that they believe is part of their Indigenous ancestral territory. After two weeks of occupation, they were forcibly evicted from the Buriti farm on May 30 by local police. One of their members, 35-year-old Osiel Gabriel, was shot and killed by police during the eviction, and three others were injured.[2] The Terena managed to regain control of the land on 1 June.[3]

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