Cachoeiras de Macacu

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Coordinates: 22°27′46″S 42°39′10″W / 22.46278°S 42.65278°W / -22.46278; -42.65278

Location within Rio de Janeiro state

Cachoeiras de Macacu (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˌkaʃuˈeɪɾai̯ʃ ˌdʒi.makaˈku]) 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]


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]


  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