Belford Roxo, Rio de Janeiro

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Belford Roxo
Município do Belford Roxo
Municipality of Belford Roxo
View of Prata Santo Antonio Church (Igreja de Santo Antônio da Prata)
View of Prata Santo Antonio Church (Igreja de Santo Antônio da Prata)
Flag of Belford Roxo
Official seal of Belford Roxo
Motto: Paz e Progresso (Peace and Progress)
Localization in
Localization in
Belford Roxo is located in Brazil
Belford Roxo
Belford Roxo
Localization in Brazil
Coordinates: 22°45′50″S 43°23′56″W / 22.76389°S 43.39889°W / -22.76389; -43.39889Coordinates: 22°45′50″S 43°23′56″W / 22.76389°S 43.39889°W / -22.76389; -43.39889
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast
State Bandeira do estado do Rio de Janeiro.svg Rio de Janeiro
City Established April 3, 1990
 • Type Mayor-council
 • Body Prefeitura da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro
 • Mayor Dennis Dauttman (PCdoB (2013–2016))
 • Total 79.791 km2 (30.807 sq mi)
Elevation 38 m (125 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 495,694
 • Density 6,200/km2 (16,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s) belford-roxense
Time zone BRT (UTC−3)
 • Summer (DST) BRST (UTC−2)
Area code(s) +55 21

Belford Roxo (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈbɛwfɔχ ˈχoʃu]) is a city in the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is a part of the Metropolitan Region of Rio de Janeiro and was created in 1990. Its population was 495,694 in 2011 and its area is 79 km².[1] Belford Roxo is one of the richest and wealthiest cities in the state, due to its high GDP and relatively low population. Its climate is tropical with an average temperature of 18°C (63°F). Bayer and Lubrizol are the biggest companies in the municipality.[citation needed] It was named after Engineer Raimundo Teixeira Belfort Roxo. While serving as General Construction and Building Inspector for the city of Rio de Janeiro, Engineer Belfort Roxo, together with Engineer Paulo de Frontin, solved the water shortage problems of the area during the summer of 1889.