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Encyclopedia > Cruzeiro do Sul

Cruzeiro do Sul is a Brazilian municipality that is located in the west of the state of Acre. Its population is 84,335 and its area is 7,925 km². A municipality or general-purpose district (compare with: special-purpose district) is an administrative local area generally composed of a clearly defined territory and commonly referring to a city, town, or village government. ... Flag of Acre See other Brazilian States Capital Rio Branco Largest City Rio Branco Area 152 522 km² Population   - Total   - Density 557 526 3. ...


It is bordered to the north by the state of Amazonas, to the south by Peru, to the east by the municipality of Porto Walter, to the west by the municipality of Rodrigues Alves, to the northwest by the municipality of Tarauacá, and to the northwest by the municipality of Mâncio Lima. Flag of Amazonas See other Brazilian States Capital Manaus Largest City Manaus Area 1 570 947 km² Population   - Total   - Density 2 812 557 1. ...


Economy

The prinicipal economic activity of the municipality is rubber extraction. Of lessor importance is the farming of cassava, coffee and rice. Binomial name Manihot esculenta Crantz The cassava or manioc (Manihot esculenta) is a woody shrub of the Euphorbiaceae (spurge family) that is extensively cultivated as an annual crop in tropical and subtropical regions for its edible starchy tuberous root, a major source of carbohydrate. ...


Sources and external links

  • Bem-vindo à Cruzeiro do Sul (Portuguese)
  • A majority of the text was taken from the Portuguese wikipedia article accessed on May 22, 2006

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Cruzeiro do Sul, Institute de investigação para o desenvolimento IID, P.O.Box 1023 Maputo, Mozambique
Cruzeiro do Sul is the premier research organization of Mozambique working on various development issues including research policy linkage through undertaking its own research work and ensuring this has policy influence.
Cruzeiro do Sul is keen to maintain their independence and hence does not accept large grants from any single donor.
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