Rio das Ostras
Coordinates: Rio das Ostras (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˌχiu.dajˈzoʃtɾaʃ]) is a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro. Its population is 105,757 (2010) and its area is 231 km².
It is aligned with the Atlantic coast, and is known for its beaches. A regional bus station is in the center of town by a city park. In July 2005, the city screened "Cidade de Deus" (City of God), for the public, with over 1000 chairs set up in a park by the beach. The Federal Police blocked the screening with 5 police officers guarding the screen for 2 hours while people waited to see what would happen. Finally, a city official spoke and said the resolution was that since they were a city government, they were allowed to break the rule about showing films rated for 16 and over to children. They gave parents a few minutes to decide to take their kids away, and then showed the film.
It was historically a part of the neighboring municipality of Casimiro de Abreu, so some of the real estate title histories must be traced there.
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