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Bonfim, Roraima

Bonfim is a municipality located in the mideast of the state of Roraima in Brazil. Its population is 12,626 and its area is 8,095 km².[citation needed] The city lies opposite the Takutu River from Lethem, Guyana. The Takutu River Bridge links Bonfim and Roraima with the town of Lethem and the Atlantic port of Georgetown, Guyana.[1]

History

Bonfim started with the compound of a religious mission from the US.
On July 1, 1982 it became a municipality by Federal Bill Nº 7.009.
On March 28, 2007 it was declared a free port for international trade by President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

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