Engenho Novo, Rio de Janeiro
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|State||Rio de Janeiro (RJ)|
|Municipality/City||Rio de Janeiro|
The Engenho Novo is a neighborhood of middle class and lower middle of the North Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It neighbors the neighborhoods Méier, Vila Isabel, Lins de Vasconcelos, Sampaio, Jacaré, Cachambi and Grajaú. It has 264.48 hectares of land area. It is part of a region called the Grande Méier encompassing the neighborhoods of the Abolição, Água Santa, Cachambi, Encantado, Engenho de Dentro, Jacaré, Lins de Vasconcelos, Méier, Piedade, Pilares, Riachuelo, Rocha, Sampaio, São Francisco Xavier and Todos os Santos. It is the fifth largest district population group.
The neighborhood is served by a suburban train station of Supervia.
It has an active Residents' Association, whose current President is Dr. Célio Andrade.
Freed slaves built flimsy dwellings in the Morro dos Pretos Forros, region currently covered by the motorway Grajaú-Jacarépagua, increasing the occupation of the region.