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Juazeiro do Norte

Juazeiro do Norte
Full nameJuazeiro do Norte
Official nameJuazeiro do Norte
MayorManoel Raimundo de Santana Neto (PT)
Total Area95.9 sq mi (248.558 km2)
Elevation1148.3 ft (350 m)
Total Population246.515 (2008)

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Juazeiro do Norte is a city in the state of Ceará state in northeastern Brazil. It is located 528 km south of the state capital Fortaleza in the arid sertão. The municipality has a population of 246.515 (2008 official estimate) and covers 248 km2.

Juazeiro do Norte is best known as the base of the charismatic priest and politician Padre Cícero (Cícero Romão Batista) (1844-1934). A pilgrimage in his honour takes place every November, attracting thousands of followers.

The city is served by Orlando Bezerra de Menezes Airport

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