Salvaterra, Pará Article

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Salvaterra
Municipality
Flag of Salvaterra
Flag
Official seal of Salvaterra
Seal
Location in the State of Pará
Location in the State of Pará
Coordinates: 00°45′10″S 48°31′01″W / 0.75278°S 48.51694°W / -0.75278; -48.51694
SALVATERRA Latitude and Longitude:

00°45′10″S 48°31′01″W / 0.75278°S 48.51694°W / -0.75278; -48.51694
Country  Brazil
Region North
State  Pará
Area
 • Total1,043.504 km2 (402.899 sq mi)
Elevation5 m (16 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total17,077
 • Density16.8/km2 (44/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-3 ( BST)
Postal Code68860-000

Salvaterra is a Brazilian municipality located in the state of Pará. Its population as of 2008 is estimated to be 17,077 people. The area of the municipality is 1,043.504 km². The city is located in the mesoregion Marajó and the microregion of Arari.

Conservation

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 municipality operates the Mata do Bacurizal e do Lago Caraparu Ecological Reserve, a forest area with a lake just south of the town of Salvaterra. [2]

References

Sources

  • APA Arquipélago do Marajó (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-06-27
  • Giovanni Salera Júnior (24 August 2012), "Reserva Ecológica da Mata do Bacurizal e do Lago Caraparu", Mesa de Bar News, Gurupi – Estado do Tocantins. (476), retrieved 2016-07-17