Place:Parintins, Amazonas, Brazil

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NameParintins
TypeCity
Coordinates2.633°S 56.75°W
Located inAmazonas, Brazil
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Parintins is a city in the far east of the Amazonas state, Brazil. It is located in the municipality of the same name, which is part of a microregion also named Parintins. The population for the entire municipality was 109,150 (2005) and its area is 5,952 km². The city is located on Tupinambarana island in the Amazon River. Parintins is known for a popular folklore festival held there each June called Boi-Bumbá. It also was the site of an experimental deployment of WiMAX, sponsored by Intel, in late 2006.

It is served by Júlio Belém Airport.

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