Tarauacá

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Coordinates: 08°09′39″S 70°45′57″W / 8.16083°S 70.76583°W / -8.16083; -70.76583

Tarauacá
Panorama view of Downtown Tarauacá and Rio Blanco
Panorama view of Downtown Tarauacá and Rio Blanco
Official seal of Tarauacá
Seal
Location of municipality in Acre State
Location of municipality in Acre State
Coordinates: 08°09′39″S 70°45′57″W / 8.16083°S 70.76583°W / -8.16083; -70.76583
Country Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil
State Acre
Demonym tarauacaense
Founded January 1, 1907
Government
 • Mayor Dr. Rodrigo
Area
 • Total 6,005.213 sq mi (15,553.430 km2)
Elevation 551 ft (168 m)
Population (2012)
 • Total 36,763
 • Density 6.1/sq mi (2.36/km2)
Postal code 69970
Area code(s) 55-68

Tarauacá is a municipality located in the northwest of the Brazilian state of Acre. Tarauacá has a population of 35,526 people[1] and has an area 20,171 square kilometers (7,788 sq mi).[1]

Conservation[edit]

The municipality contains 38% of the Alto Tarauacá Extractive Reserve, created in 2000.[2] It contains the 216,062 hectares (533,900 acres) Rio Gregório State Forest, a sustainable use conservation unit created in 2004.[3] It also contains the 143,897 hectares (355,580 acres) Mogno State Forest and the 126,360 hectares (312,200 acres) Rio Liberdade State Forest, two other sustainable use units created on the same date.[4][5]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Tarauaca, Acre, Brazil
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 30.9
(87.6)
30.9
(87.6)
31.2
(88.2)
31.0
(87.8)
30.9
(87.6)
30.5
(86.9)
31.4
(88.5)
32.0
(89.6)
32.2
(90)
32.1
(89.8)
31.5
(88.7)
31.1
(88)
31.31
(88.36)
Daily mean °C (°F) 25.3
(77.5)
25.0
(77)
25.2
(77.4)
25.1
(77.2)
24.8
(76.6)
23.7
(74.7)
24.0
(75.2)
24.4
(75.9)
24.9
(76.8)
25.4
(77.7)
25.5
(77.9)
25.4
(77.7)
24.89
(76.8)
Average low °C (°F) 21.9
(71.4)
21.5
(70.7)
21.8
(71.2)
21.6
(70.9)
21.0
(69.8)
19.0
(66.2)
18.8
(65.8)
19.4
(66.9)
20.1
(68.2)
21.1
(70)
22.0
(71.6)
22.0
(71.6)
20.85
(69.53)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 281.7
(11.091)
271.3
(10.681)
303.9
(11.965)
208.3
(8.201)
129.8
(5.11)
55.8
(2.197)
66.7
(2.626)
74.7
(2.941)
111.9
(4.406)
200.0
(7.874)
207.3
(8.161)
275.6
(10.85)
2,187
(86.103)
Mean monthly sunshine hours 89.9 75.6 93.0 99.0 130.2 150.0 192.2 167.4 135.0 136.4 114.0 108.5 1,491.2
Source: HKO [Hong Kong Observatory] (1961-1990) [6]

Transportation[edit]

Tarauacá is served by José Galera dos Santos Airport.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b ibge.gov.br
  2. ^ RESEX do Alto Tarauacá (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-08-07 
  3. ^ FES do Rio Gregório (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-07-01 
  4. ^ FES do Mogno (in Portuguese), ISA:Instituto Socoambiental, retrieved 2016-07-01 
  5. ^ FES do Rio Liberdade (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Sociambiental, retrieved 2016-07-01 
  6. ^ "Climate Statistics for Tarauaca, Acre, Brazil". Retrieved February 24, 2012.