Nilópolis

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Coordinates: 22°48′28″S 43°24′50″W / 22.80778°S 43.41389°W / -22.80778; -43.41389

Nilópolis
Municipality
Município de Nilópolis
A view of the city
A view of the city
Flag of Nilópolis
Flag
Official seal of Nilópolis
Seal
Motto(s): 
"Terra da Azul e Branca"
Location of Nilópolis in the State of Rio de Janeiro
Location of Nilópolis in the State of Rio de Janeiro
Coordinates: 22°48′19″S 43°24′55.91″W / 22.80528°S 43.4155306°W / -22.80528; -43.4155306
Country Brazil
RegionSoutheast
StateBandeira do estado do Rio de Janeiro.svg Rio de Janeiro
FoundedAugust 21, 1947
Government
 • MayorFarid Abrão David (PTB)
Area
 • Total19.157 km2 (7.397 sq mi)
 [1]
Elevation
14 m (46 ft)
Population
 (2012)
 • Total157,986
 • Density8,200/km2 (21,000/sq mi)
 [2]
Time zoneUTC-3
Postal Code
28000-000
Area code(s)+55 22
Websitewww.nilopolis.rj.gov.br
Gericinó mountain, Mesquita City, seen from Nilópolis
Entrance to Nilópolis City.

Nilópolis (Portuguese pronunciation: [niˈlɔpoliʃ], [niˈlɔpɔliʃ], [niˈlɔpuliʃ]) is a municipality in Brazil, located in the Rio de Janeiro state's southwestern region, bordering São João de Meriti, Mesquita and Rio de Janeiro. It is the smallest municipality in Rio de Janeiro state, with a total area of 19.39 km2. The population of 157,483 inhabitants living in an area of 9 km2 and the remaining area corresponds to the Gericinó's Natural Park. Officially, the population density exceeds 8,120 inhabitants/km2, but if calculated just 9 km2 occupied, it becomes the most densely populated city in Brazil with more than 17.400 inhabitants/km2. Currently, São João de Meriti has the highest population density, with 12,897 inhabitants/km2.

The city was named after Nilo Peçanha, a President of Brazil.

Beija Flor[edit]

Nilópolis is famous for its Grêmio Recreativo Escola de Samba Beija-Flor de Nilópolis, one of the most successful and luxurious Samba schools and usually a top contender for winning the carnival parade in Rio.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IBGE link to check the area of every municipality of Brazil - IBGE
  2. ^ "2012 Populational Estimate" (PDF). Censo Populacional 2012. Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). July 2012. Retrieved September 9, 2012.

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