Tibau

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Tibau
Municipality
The Municipality of Tibau
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Tibau beach
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Seal
Nickname(s): 
"A praia de Mossoró" ("The Beach of Mossoró") and "Tibau do Norte" ("North Tibau")
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Location of Tibau
Coordinates: 04°50′13″S37°15′10″W / 4.83694°S 37.25278°W / -4.83694; -37.25278 Coordinates: 04°50′13″S37°15′10″W / 4.83694°S 37.25278°W / -4.83694; -37.25278
Country Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
Region Northeast
State Bandeira do Rio Grande do Norte.svg Rio Grande do Norte
Founded1997
Government
   Mayor Francisco Nilo Nolasco
Area
  Total162.402 km2 (62.704 sq mi)
Population
 (2008)
  Total5,271
  Density25.0/km2 (65/sq mi)
  [1]
Time zone UTC-3
HDI (2000)0.788 – medium [2]

Tibau is the northernmost city in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Norte. It is also the last coastal city (going east-west) of that state before Ceará. One of the main sources of income for the city is within the fishing and farming industry.

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