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Santa Rosa do Purus

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Santa Rosa do Purus

Santa Rosa do Purus
Location of municipality in Acre State
Location of municipality in Acre State
Santa Rosa do Purus is located in Brazil
Santa Rosa do Purus
Santa Rosa do Purus
Location in Brazil
Country Brazil
State Acre
 • Total 2,309 sq mi (5,981 km2)
Population (2007)
 • Total 3 948

Santa Rosa do Purus is a municipality in the Brazilian state of Acre. It is the smallest city in Acre. It is located in the center of the state with the border of the Republic of Peru just across the river. Its population is 3 948 and its area is 5,981 km². Santa Rosa do Purus is one of the remotest communities in Brazil. 82% of the population is living in rural districts. The town of Santa Rosa lies on the banks of the Purus River. The only way to reach this town is by a two-three-day journey upriver by boat or by light aircraft. The only street is lined on either side with boxy, Monopoly-like wooden houses with corrugated metal roofs.

Connected to the ECT network since 2003, the local post office offers online operations and Internet access. This technological progress is a first in the history of the town, which previously had only two means of communication: the local radio station and the church's loudspeaker. The arrival of the Post Bank has made it easier for the town council to pay the salaries of its employees and those of state officials. The post office also collects municipal, state and federal taxes.

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