Aquidauana

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aquidauana
Municipality
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aquidauana is located in Brazil
aquidauana
aquidauana
Coordinates: 20°28′15″S 55°47′13″W / 20.47083°S 55.78694°W / -20.47083; -55.78694
Country  Brazil
State Mato Grosso do Sul
Region Center-West
Government
 • Mayor Fauzi Suleiman
Area
 • Total 16,958 km2 (6,548 sq mi)
Elevation 149 m (489 ft)
Population (2007[1])
 • Total 44,094
 • Density 2.6/km2 (6.7/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Aquidauanses
Time zone UTC-4 (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-3 (UTC-3)
Area code(s) +55 67
Website Official website

Aquidauana is a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul. It takes its name from the river with which the name is shared.

The first European settlers were imperial soldiers who arrived during the Paraguayan War and were then settled on the lands they had occupied, between the Rivers Aquidauana and Negro, after the cessation of hostilities.

Aquidauana was founded on 15 August 1892 by a local committee including several leading colonels and farmers. The first teacher at the city's first school, opened in 1894, was a man called Teodoro Rondon. Aquidauana gained municipal status in 1918.

Aquidauanense Futebol Clube is the municipality association football club.

References

  1. ^ IBGE - "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-06-11. Retrieved 2008-06-11.

External links

  • Pantanal Escapes - Travel Guide and tourist information for Aquidauana
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