Quissamã

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Coordinates: 22°06′25″S 41°28′19″W / 22.10694°S 41.47194°W / -22.10694; -41.47194

Quissamã
Quissamã downtown with Our Lady of Desterro Church in the center, main square and City Hall in lower side.
Quissamã downtown with Our Lady of Desterro Church in the center, main square and City Hall in lower side.
Flag of Quissamã
Flag
Official seal of Quissamã
Seal
Location of Quisamã in Rio de Janeiro State and Brazil
Location of Quisamã in Rio de Janeiro State and Brazil
Coordinates: 22°06′25″S 41°28′19″W / 22.10694°S 41.47194°W / -22.10694; -41.47194
Country Brazil
Region Southeast
State Rio de Janeiro
Colonization started 1633
Settled as Freguesia 1755
Municipality Established January 4, 1989
Government
 • Mayor Octávio Carneiro da Silva (2013–2016)
Area
 • Total 715.877 km2 (276.402 sq mi)
Elevation 20 m (70 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 17,376
 • Density 24.3/km2 (63/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
Website www.quissama.rj.gov.br

Quissamã (Portuguese pronunciation: [kisɐˈmɐ̃]) is a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro. It sits on Atlantic coastline with the two largest neighboring cities being Campos das Goytacazes to the north and Macaé to the south. Quissamã was part of the municipality of Macaé until the city emancipated in 1989. The population has surpassed 20,000 inhabitants as of the 2010 Census.[1] The city's primary source of tax revenue comes from oil royalties collected from drilling in the waters just off its coast.

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