Soure, Pará

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Soure
Municipality
Flag of Soure
Flag
Location in the State of Pará
Location in the State of Pará
Coordinates: 00°43′01″S 48°31′22″W / 0.71694°S 48.52278°W / -0.71694; -48.52278Coordinates: 00°43′01″S 48°31′22″W / 0.71694°S 48.52278°W / -0.71694; -48.52278
Country  Brazil
Region North
State  Pará
Area
 • Total 3,512.863 km2 (1,356.324 sq mi)
Elevation 10 m (30 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 22,244
 • Density 6.2/km2 (16/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC-3)
Postal Code 68870-000

Soure is a Brazilian municipality located in the northern state of Pará, on the island of Marajó, which is located in the Amazon River at its mouth. Its population as of 2008 is estimated to be 22,244 people. The area of the municipality is 3,512.863 km². The city belongs to the mesoregion Marajó and to the microregion of Arari.

The municipality is contained in 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.[1] It contains the 27,464 hectares (67,870 acres) Soure Marine Extractive Reserve, a sustainable use conservation area created in 2001 that protects the coastal mangroves to the north of the municipal seat and along the north part of the Paracauari River.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ APA Arquipélago do Marajó (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-06-27 
  2. ^ RESEX Marinha de Soure (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-06-29