Location in Ceará state
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Quixeramobim (formally Santo Antônio do Boqueirão de Quixeramobim; formerly Nova Vila do Campo Maior) is a municipality in central State of Ceará, northeastern Brazil. It has a population of about 72,000 (2010 census). The local biome is caatinga hiperxerófila.
Semi-arid tropical warm with rainfall concentrated from February to April. The average temperature is 26-28C and the average annual rainfall is 708 mm.
It was founded in the 17th Century on lands adjacent to Rio Ibu (Quixeramobim) and became a municipality in 1755.
The primary economic occupations are farming and ranching.
Antônio Conselheiro (1830-1879), religious leader
- Mattos, Marluza (2006), Ministério cria Corredor Ecológico da Caatinga (in Portuguese), Ministério do Meio Ambiente, retrieved 2016-11-01
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