Chaves, Pará Article

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Flag of Chaves
Official seal of Chaves
Location in the State of Pará
Location in the State of Pará
Coordinates: 00°09′36″S 49°59′16″W / 0.16000°S 49.98778°W / -0.16000; -49.98778
CHAVES (PARá) Latitude and Longitude:

00°09′36″S 49°59′16″W / 0.16000°S 49.98778°W / -0.16000; -49.98778
Country  Brazil
Region North
State  Pará
 • Total13,084.879 km2 (5,052.100 sq mi)
Elevation6 m (20 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total20,228
 • Density1.3/km2 (3/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-3 ( BST)
Postal Code68880-000

Chaves is a Brazilian municipality located in the state of Pará. Its population as of 2008 is estimated to be 20,228 people. The area of the municipality is 13,084.879 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]


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