Tianguá

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Tianguá
Municipality
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Nickname(s): 
"A capital da Ibiapaba" ("The capital of Ibiapaba")
CountryFlag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
Region Nordeste
State Ceará
MesoregionNoroeste Cearense
Population
  Total75 950 inhabitants
Time zone UTC -3

Tianguá is a municipality in the state of Ceará in the Northeast region of Brazil.

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The municipality contains part of the 1,592,550 hectares (3,935,300 acres) Serra da Ibiapaba Environmental Protection Area, created in 1996. Currently is governed by Mayor Luiz Menezes de Lima.

Toponymy

The toponym "Tianguá", according to the book "Tianguá ... Roots of its history and culture", page 99, is a Portuguese term from the Tupi words "Tyanha" (hook) and "Guaba" (water), which that is to say: the hook that holds the waters, alluding to the Tianguá River (a stream that runs south of the city) and its tributaries.

History

The town of Tianguá was elevated to the category of city in 1938, through Decree-Law No. 448 of September 20 of that year.

Geography

The municipality of Tianguá is divided into three distinct areas: cuesta, carrasco and sertão.

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References

  1. APA Serra da Ibiapaba (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2017-02-10

Coordinates: 3°44′S40°59′W / 3.733°S 40.983°W / -3.733; -40.983