Sepetiba, Rio de Janeiro
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|State||Rio de Janeiro (RJ)|
|Municipality/City||Rio de Janeiro|
Sepetiba is a neighborhood in the West Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, surrounded by Santa Cruz and Guaratiba, and by the Sepetiba Bay. It occupies an area of 1,162.13 ha, and has a population of 35,892 (according to Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística, IBGE, 2000 demographic census).
The origin of the name Sepetiba is the Tupi, which has the word "Sipitiba" as an alternative and çape-typa or çape-tyua as a corruption of the name, meaning Campo dos Sapés (Sapé field, in English), or Sapezal.