Carmo, Rio de Janeiro

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Carmo
Municipality
Município de Carmo
Ilha dos Pombos hydropower plant
Ilha dos Pombos hydropower plant
Flag of Carmo
Flag
Official seal of Carmo
Seal
Nickname(s): 
Cidade Bela
Location of Carmo in the state of Rio de Janeiro
Location of Carmo in the state of Rio de Janeiro
Carmo is located in Brazil
Carmo
Carmo
Location of Carmo in Brazil
Coordinates: 21°56′02″S 42°36′32″W / 21.93389°S 42.60889°W / -21.93389; -42.60889Coordinates: 21°56′02″S 42°36′32″W / 21.93389°S 42.60889°W / -21.93389; -42.60889
Country Brazil
RegionSoutheast
StateBandeira do estado do Rio de Janeiro.svg Rio de Janeiro
Government
 • PrefeitoPaulo Cezar Gonçalves Ladeira (PSB)
Area
 • Total321.187 km2 (124.011 sq mi)
Elevation
347 m (1,138 ft)
Population
(2010)
 • Total17,439
Time zoneUTC-3 (UTC-3)
Website[2]

Carmo (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈkaʁmu]) is a municipality in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro. Its nickname is the Cidade Bela (Beautiful City). [1]

Geography[edit]

Carmo encompasses an area of about 320 square kilometres (120 sq mi).

Its current population is estimated to be more than 17000 inhabitants, of which 72.3% live in the suburban area.

The municipality neighbors Sumidouro, Cantagalo, Duas Barras, Sapucaia, as well as bordering Além Paraíba.

Part of the city is situated in the basin of the Paquequer River, one of the last tributaries of the Paraíba do Sul that has little aquatic pollution.

References[edit]

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