Afuá Article

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Afuá
Municipality
Flag of Afuá
Flag
Location in the State of Pará
Location in the State of Pará
Coordinates: 00°09′25″S 50°23′13″W / 0.15694°S 50.38694°W / -0.15694; -50.38694
AFUá Latitude and Longitude:

00°09′25″S 50°23′13″W / 0.15694°S 50.38694°W / -0.15694; -50.38694
Country  Brazil
Region North
State  Pará
FoundedAugust 2, 1891
Area
 • Total8,372.772 km2 (3,232.745 sq mi)
Elevation8 m (26 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total32,688
 • Density4.4/km2 (11/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-3 ( BST)
Postal Code68890-000

Afuá is a Brazilian municipality located in the state of Pará. Its population as of 2008 is estimated to be 32,368 people. The area of the municipality is 8,372.772 km². The city belongs to the mesoregion Marajó and to the microregion of Furos de Breves.

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] The municipal seat lies at the mouth of the Cajari River where it enters the Baía do Vieira Grande. The municipality contains the 65,181 hectares (161,070 acres) Charapucu State Park, a strictly protected conservation unit created in 2010. [2]

References

  1. ^ APA Arquipélago do Marajó (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-06-27
  2. ^ PES Charapucu (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-06-30