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Santa Helena, Maranhão

Santa Helena
Municipality
The Municipality of Santa Helena
Nickname(s): 
"Pérola do Turí" (Pearl of Turi)
Location of Santa Helena in the State of Maranhão
Location of Santa Helena in the State of Maranhão
Coordinates: 02°13′51″S45°18′00″W / 2.23083°S 45.30000°W / -2.23083; -45.30000Coordinates: 02°13′51″S45°18′00″W / 2.23083°S 45.30000°W / -2.23083; -45.30000
Country Brazil
Region Northeast
State Maranhão
Founded September 30, 1935
Government
 • Mayor Helena Maria Lobato Pavão (PTB)
Area
 • Total 2,308.403 km2 (891.279 sq mi)
  [1]
Population
 (2012)
 • Total 40,356
 • Density 17/km2 (45/sq mi)
  [2]
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
HDI (2000) 0.600 – medium[3]
Website www.santahelena.ma.gov.br

Santa Helena is a municipality in the state of Maranhão in the Northeast region of Brazil.

The municipality contains a small part of the Baixada Maranhense Environmental Protection Area, a 1,775,035.6 hectares (4,386,208 acres) sustainable use conservation unit created in 1991 that has been a Ramsar Site since 2000.[4]

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References [ edit ]

  1. ^ IBGE - [1]
  2. ^ "2012 Populational Estimate"(PDF). Censo Populacional 2012. Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). July 2012. Retrieved September 8, 2012.
  3. ^ [2] UNDP
  4. ^ APA Baixada Maranhense (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-06-13



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