A beach in Touros
|Nickname(s): Esquina do Brazil (Brazil's Corner)|
Location in Rio Grande do Norte and Brazil
|State||Rio Grande do Norte|
|Settled||March 27, 1835|
|• Mayor||Heriberto Ribeiro de Oliveira (PSB)|
|• Total||839.351 km2 (324.075 sq mi)|
|• Density||39.1/km2 (101/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-3 (UTC-3)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-2 (UTC-2)|
Touros (lit. "bulls") is a municipality in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. It is known as "Brazil's Corner" because it is located at the northeast corner of the country, being the closest South American city to Africa (2,865 km from western Sierra Leone). Touros has a significant amount of fishing, and there is a nearby seawater basin in the ocean formed by banks of coral.
The northernmost section of the BR-101 highway is located in Touros, which is the longest highway in Brazil.
- 2008 population statistics of IBGE
- "Touros Tourism". Planetware.com. Accessed November 2010.
- Touros Village Beach Resort (website). Accessed November 2010.