Cachoeiras de Macacu

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Cachoeiras de Macacu
Municipality
Município de Cachoeiras de Macacu
Flag of Cachoeiras de Macacu
Flag
Official seal of Cachoeiras de Macacu
Seal
Location of Cachoeiras de Macacu in the state of Rio de Janeiro
Location of Cachoeiras de Macacu in the state of Rio de Janeiro
Cachoeiras de Macacu is located in Brazil
Cachoeiras de Macacu
Cachoeiras de Macacu
Location of Cachoeiras de Macacu in Brazil
Coordinates: 22°27′46″S 42°39′10″W / 22.46278°S 42.65278°W / -22.46278; -42.65278Coordinates: 22°27′46″S 42°39′10″W / 22.46278°S 42.65278°W / -22.46278; -42.65278
Country Brazil
RegionSoutheast
StateBandeira do estado do Rio de Janeiro.svg Rio de Janeiro
Government
 • PrefeitoMauro Soares (PSB)
Area
 • Total955.806 km2 (369.039 sq mi)
Elevation
54 m (177 ft)
Population
(2010)
 • Total54,370
Time zoneUTC-3 (UTC-3)
Website[1]

Cachoeiras de Macacu (Portuguese pronunciation: [kɐʃuˈejɾaz dʒi mɐkɐˈku]) is a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro. Its population was 53,765 (2005) and its area is 956 km².[1]

Conservation[edit]

The municipality contains part of the Central Rio de Janeiro Atlantic Forest Mosaic, created in 2006.[2] It held 76% of the 4,920 hectares (12,200 acres) Paraíso Ecological Station, created in 1987 and now integrated into the Três Picos State Park.[3] It contains 49% of the 46,350 hectares (114,500 acres) Três Picos State Park, created in 2002.[4] It contains part of the 19,508 hectares (48,210 acres) Bacia do Rio Macacu Environmental Protection Area, created in 2002.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IBGE - "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-06-11. Retrieved 2008-06-11.
  2. ^ Costa, Cláudia; Lamas, Ivana; Fernandes, Rosan (December 2010), Planejamento Estratégico do Mosaico Central Fluminense (PDF) (in Portuguese), Reserva da Biosfera da Mata Atlântica, p. 13, retrieved 2016-10-02
  3. ^ ESEC do Paraíso (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-10-03
  4. ^ PES dos Três Picos (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-10-03
  5. ^ APA da Bacia do Rio Macacu (in Portuguese), INEA: Instituto estadual do ambiente, retrieved 2016-10-07