Atalaia do Norte

Coordinates: 04°22′19″S 70°11′31″W / 4.37194°S 70.19194°W / -4.37194; -70.19194
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Atalaia do Norte is a municipality in the interior of the state of Amazonas, in the North Region of Brazil, the Southwest Amazonian Mesoregion and the Alto Solimões Microregion, southwest of Manaus, the state capital, 1,136 kilometers away.[1]

Atalaia do Norte
The Municipality of Atalaia do Norte
Flag of Atalaia do Norte
Official seal of Atalaia do Norte
"Pérola do Javari" (Javari's Pearl)
Location in the Estado do Amazonas
Location in the Estado do Amazonas
Atalaia do Norte is located in Brazil
Atalaia do Norte
Atalaia do Norte
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 04°22′19″S 70°11′31″W / 4.37194°S 70.19194°W / -4.37194; -70.19194
Country Brazil
State Amazonas
FoundedDecember 19, 1955
 • MayorNonato do Nascimento Tenazor (PDT)
 • Total76,355 km2 (29,481 sq mi)
65 m (213 ft)
 • Total20,398
 • Density0.17/km2 (0.4/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−5 (ACT)
HDI (2000)0.559 – medium[3]

The city of Atalaia do Norte is known throughout the world for occupying a large part of the indigenous area of ​​the Javari Valley, which is the largest Indian reservation in the world and has been the scene of one of the largest falls cosmic events of modern history, which came to be known as the "Curuçá River Event".

Education[change | change source]

The State Department of Education and Teaching Quality (SEDUC) maintains five schools in the municipality, providing secondary and primary education.

References[change | change source]

  1. PHILLIPS, Tom (2011-06-22). "Uncontacted tribe found deep in Amazon rainforest". The Guardian UK. Retrieved 2020-05-08.
  2. IBGE 2020
  3. "Índice de Desenvolvimento Humano". Archived from the original on 2009-10-03. Retrieved 2009-12-17. UNDP