Carmo, Rio de Janeiro

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Município de Carmo
Ilha dos Pombos hydropower plant
Ilha dos Pombos hydropower plant
Flag of Carmo
Official seal of Carmo
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
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
Region Southeast
State Bandeira do estado do Rio de Janeiro.svg Rio de Janeiro
 • Prefeito Paulo Cezar Gonçalves Ladeira (PSB)
 • Total 321.187 km2 (124.011 sq mi)
Elevation 347 m (1,138 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 17,439
Time zone UTC-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]


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.


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