Maricá, Rio de Janeiro

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Coordinates: 22°55′08″S 42°49′08″W / 22.91889°S 42.81889°W / -22.91889; -42.81889

City of Maricá
City
Flag of City of Maricá
Flag
Official seal of City of Maricá
Seal
Location in the Rio de Janeiro state.
Location in the Rio de Janeiro state.
Government
 • Mayor Washington Luiz Cardoso (Quaquá) (2009 – 2012) (PT)
Area
 • City 362 km2 (140 sq mi)
Elevation 6 m (20 ft)
Population (est. IBGE/2008 [1])
 • City 119.231
 • Density 661.3/km2 (1,713/sq mi)
 • Metro 1,795,015
Time zone Brasilia Time Zone (UTC-3)

Maricá is a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro.

Geography[edit]

Maricá is a city of metropolitan region Rio de Janeiro. It is located 25 miles away from Rio de Janeiro.

Population[edit]

Its population was 127.461 (2013).[citation needed]

Area[edit]

Its area is 362,571 km².[2]

Transportation[edit]

Maricá has an airport, the Maricá Airport. Maricá is served by the roads BR-116 and RJ-104.

Economy[edit]

Maricá has received many royalties from the Brazilian energy company Petrobras, because of the Campos Basin and Santos Basin oil field.[citation needed]

References[edit]

Conhecendo a Cidade de Maricá - [2]

  1. ^ "Estimativas da população para 1º de julho de 2008" (PDF). Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). 29 August 2008. Retrieved 5 September 2008. 
  2. ^ IBGE - [1]