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About the City of Belém

Seal of BelémSatellite view showing Belém (Portuguese for Bethlehem), a port city and the capital of Pará, the second largest state in Brazil.

Ver-o-Peso market, Belém, Pará, Brazil
Ver-o-Peso market in the old port center in Belém.
Image: Mauricio Mercer
The city is located in the Guajará Bay in the Northern Region of Brazil, about 100 km (60 mi) upstream from the Atlantic Ocean. Belém is known as the gate to the Amazon river, situated at the confluence of Guamá river and the Pará river, the southern arm of the mouth of the Amazon.

In 1615 a Portuguese military expedition laid the foundation of the city by the construction of a wooden fort, what they named Presépio (manger).

Today the city has a population of about 1.4 million inhabitants, more than 2.2 million people live in the metropolitan area.

Belém lies 160 km south of the equator in a tropical rainforest climate zone with high temperatures, high humidity (85-90%) and a rainy season lasting literally the whole year.

Belém's economy is based on the export of metals and natural products like Brazil nuts, pineapples, cassava (manioc), jute and wood veneers.

The Map shows a city map of Belém with expressways, main roads and streets and the location of Belém Airport known as Val de Cans International Airport (IATA Code: BEL) located 11 km (7 mi) north of Belém's city center.

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Local Time Belém:
Friday-July-19  15:08  
Time zone: Brasilia Time (BRT): UTC/GMT -3 hours
Daylight Saving Time starts on the 3rd Sunday of October and ends on the 3rd Sunday of February shifts time offset to UTC/GMT -2 hours.
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Google Earth: Searchable map/satellite view of the City of Belém, Pará, Brazil.
City Coordinates: 1°27′21″S 48°30′14″W
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