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Município de Salinópolis
Main church in Salinópolis
Main church in Salinópolis
Salinópolis (Brazil)
Coordinates 0 ° 38 ′  S , 47 ° 21 ′  W Coordinates: 0 ° 38 ′  S , 47 ° 21 ′  W
Location of the municipality in the state of Pará
Location of the municipality in the state of Pará
coat of arms
coat of arms
founding 1781 (as Freguesia de Nossa Senhora do Socorro de Salinas) (239 years)
November 2, 1882 (as Vila de Salinas) (137 years)Template: Infobox location in Brazil / maintenance
Basic data
Country Brazil
State Pará
height 21 m
Waters Atlantic Ocean
climate tropical, Am
surface 223.2 km²
Residents 37,421 (2010)
density 167.7  Ew. / km²
estimate 40,675 (July 1, 2019)
Parish code IBGE : 1506203
Post Code 68721-000
Telephone code (+55)  91
Time zone UTC −3
Website (Brazilian Portuguese)
City Prefect Paulo Henrique Gomes (2017-2020)
Political party PSDB
GDP 413,518  thousand R $
10,515 R $ per person 
HDI 0.647 (medium high) (2010)

Salinópolis , officially Portuguese Município de Salinópolis , formerly Salinas , is a medium- sized town and a seaside resort on the Atlantic coast of the Brazilian state of Pará . It is located 220 km from the capital Belém at an altitude of 21 meters.

General Information

The municipality had 37,421 inhabitants, called Salinopolitanos, according to the 2010 census. In terms of population, it ranks 52nd out of 144 places in Pará. According to the IBGE's estimate of July 1, 2019, the population was calculated to grow to 40,675 residents. The area is around 223.2 km² (2018); the population density is 157.4 people per km².

City administration

Salinópolis lighthouse

City prefect (executive) has been Paulo Henrique Gomes of the Partido da Social Democracia Brasileira (PSDB) since the local elections in 2012 and the local elections in 2016 for the current term of office 2017 to 2020 , the legislature lies with the Câmara Municipal, the city council chamber.


Jesuits settled here as early as 1645 , but the city's founder is the general captain of Maranhão André Vidal de Negreiro , who also administered Pará from 1655. His title was Capitão-General dos Estados do Maranhão e Pará. He dispatched Feliciano Corrêa (Capitão-Mor do Pará) to set up some cannons on a hill on the Ilha do Atalaia (Atalai island), which were supposed to warn passing boats of the reefs with signal shots. This pilotage function and the salt extraction were the basis for the city. The latter is also reflected in the place name. In 1656 some families were brought together here in a small town. Until the separation of Maranhão and Pará in 1774, Salinas was part of the captaincy ( Capitânia ) of Caeté.

The founding date is 1781, when the coastal saline area became a freguesia with the name Vila de Nossa Senhora do Socorro de Salinas .

On December 30, 1937, the city name was changed from Salinas to Salinópolis.

Web links

Commons : Salinópolis  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Climate Salinópolis: Weather, average temperature, weather forecast for Salinópolis. In: Retrieved October 2, 2019 .
  2. a b c Cidades @: Salinópolis - Panorama. IBGE , accessed October 2, 2019 (Brazilian Portuguese).
  3. Salinópolis - Produto Interno Bruto dos Municipios. In: IBGE , accessed October 2, 2019 (Brazilian Portuguese).
  4. Eleições 2012: Paulo Henrique 45 on the website . Retrieved August 6, 2014 (Brazilian Portuguese).
  5. Paulo Henrique 45 (Prefeito). In: Eleições 2016, accessed October 2, 2019 (Brazilian Portuguese).
  6. Salinópolis - História. IBGE , accessed October 2, 2019 (Brazilian Portuguese).