Roraima (Pemon: roro imã, "parrot mountain" i.e. "Green Peak", Portuguese pronunciation: [ʁoˈɾajmɐ]) is the northernmost and least populated state of Brazil, located in the Amazon region. It borders the states of Amazonas and Pará, as well as the nations of Venezuela
Venezuela and Guyana. The population is approximately 450,000 (2010) and the capital is Boa Vista. Roraima
Roraima is the Brazilian state with the fewest municipalities, 15 in total.
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3.1 Largest cities
4 Trivial facts 5 Economy 6 Education
6.1 Educational institutions
8.1 International Airport 8.2 Highways
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Tepequém, in Roraima.
The climate of
Rio Branco ("White River") in Roraima.
Except for the higher mountains where the climate is cooler but very
Main article: History of Roraima
Since the beginnings of the 16th century, the region now considered
the state of
Orla Taumanan in Boa Vista, Roraima.
According to the IBGE of 2007, there were 405,000 people residing in
the state. The population density was 1.8 inh./km².
Urbanization: 80.3% (2004); Population growth: 4.6% (1991–2000);
Houses: 97,465 (2005).
The latest PNAD (National Household Survey) data reveal the following
numbers: 278,000 Brown (Multiracial) people (68.8%), 81,000 White
people (20.0%), 29,000 Black people (7.4%), 15,000 Asian or Amerindian
Ethnic groups found in
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Largest cities or towns in Roraima (2011 census of Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística)
Mesoregion Pop. Rank
Rorainópolis 1 Boa Vista [] 266901 11 Caroebe [] 7569
2 Rorainópolis [] 26546 12 Normandia [] 7527
3 Caracaraí [] 19235 13 Iracema [] 6250
4 Alto Alegre [] 14205 14 São João da Baliza [] 6028
5 Mucajaí [] 13188 15 São Luís [] 5979
6 Cantá [] 11942
7 Bonfim [] 10726
8 Pacaraima [] 9220
9 Amajari [] 8249
10 Uiramutã [] 7934
Vehicles: 187,209 (August/2015) Mobile phones: 148,000 (April/2007) Telephones: 67,000 (April/2007) Cities: 15 (2015).
The service sector is the largest component of
Federal University of Roraima.
Portuguese is the official national language, and thus the primary language taught in schools. But English and Spanish are part of the official high school curriculum. Educational institutions
Universidade Federal de Roraima
Sports See also: Sport in Brazil Football See also: Football in Brazil, Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, and Campeonato_Roraimense_de_Futebol As in the rest of Brazil, football is the most popular sport. The city's major teams are:
Boa Vista International Airport
Br-174, Boa Vista-Venezuela.
BR-174; BR-210; BR-431; BR-432; BR-410; RR-171; RR-175; RR-202; RR-203.
The blue of the flag represents the pure air and the sky of Roraima,
the white strip symbolizes peace, and the green to the right
represents the forests and fields. The star - symbolizing the state in
the national flag of
^ "IBGE". Retrieved 12 October 2017. ^ "IBGE recalculates altitude of Mount Roraima". IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics). 2005-07-29. Retrieved 2009-08-30. ^ Source: PNAD. ^ Síntese de Indicadores Sociais 2007 (PDF) (in Portuguese). Roraima, Brazil: IBGE. 2007. ISBN 85-240-3919-1. Retrieved 2007-07-18. ^ "Funai". Retrieved 23 May 2015. ^ http://www.socioambiental.org/pib/epi/verbetinho/comfoto/macuxi.htm ^ http://www.socioambiental.org/pib/epienglish/yanomami/yanomami.shtm. ^ "Notícias socioambientais :: Socioambiental". Retrieved 23 May 2015. ^ "ESTIMATIVAS DA POPULAÇÃO RESIDENTE NOS MUNICÍPIOS BRASILEIROS COM DATA DE REFERÊNCIA EM 1º DE JULHO DE 2011" (in Portuguese). Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística. 30 August 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 August 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2011. ^ Source: IBGE.
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Municipalities of Roraima
Capital: Boa Vista
Alto Alegre Amajari Boa Vista Pacaraima
Nordeste de Roraima
Bonfim Cantá Normandia Uiramutã
Caracaraí Iracema Mucajaí
Sudeste de Roraima
Caroebe Rorainópolis São João da Baliza São Luiz
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Alagoas Bahia Ceará Maranhão Paraíba Pernambuco Piauí Rio Grande do Norte Sergipe
Espírito Santo Minas Gerais Rio de Janeiro São Paulo
Paraná Rio Grande do Sul Santa Catarina
Fernando de Noronha Rocas Atoll Saint Peter and Saint Paul Trindade and Martim Vaz
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