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Rio Branco

Rio Branco
Administration
Full nameRio Branco
Official nameThe Municipality of Rio Branco
Settlement typeMunicipality
CountryBrazil
RegionNorth
StateAcre
FoundedDecember 28, 1882
Government
MayorRaimundo Angelim (PT)
Geography
Total Area3563.9 sq mi (9233 km2)
Elevation501 ft (152.7 m)
Demography
Total Population319.825 (2010)
Density (pop.)33.11/km2 (85.8/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneUTC-5 (UTC-4)
Postal Code68900-000

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Rio Branco (-ptˈʁiu ˈbɾɐ̃ku, White River) is a Brazilian city, capital of Acre. Located in the Valley of Acre in northern Brazil, it is the most populous county in the state, with 305,954 inhabitants, according to a 2009 estimate - almost half the state population.

Rio Branco was also one of the first settlements to appear on the banks of the Acre River. In 1913, It became a county. In 1920, it became the capital of the territory of Acre, and in 1962, the state capital.

It is the administrative center, economic and cultural region.


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