Casimiro de Abreu, Rio de Janeiro

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Casimiro de Abreu
Municipality
Município de Casimiro de Abreu
Flag of Casimiro de Abreu
Flag
Official seal of Casimiro de Abreu
Seal
Location of Casimiro de Abreu in the state of Rio de Janeiro
Location of Casimiro de Abreu in the state of Rio de Janeiro
Casimiro de Abreu is located in Brazil
Casimiro de Abreu
Casimiro de Abreu
Location of Casimiro de Abreu in Brazil
Coordinates: 22°28′51″S 42°12′14″W / 22.48083°S 42.20389°W / -22.48083; -42.20389Coordinates: 22°28′51″S 42°12′14″W / 22.48083°S 42.20389°W / -22.48083; -42.20389
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast
State Bandeira do estado do Rio de Janeiro.svg Rio de Janeiro
Government
 • Prefeito Paulo Cezar Dames Passos (PSB)
Area
 • Total 460.843 km2 (177.932 sq mi)
Elevation 17 m (56 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 35,373
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
Website [1]

Casimiro de Abreu (Portuguese pronunciation: [kaziˈmiɾu dʒ(j) ɐˈbɾew]) (formerly known as Barra de São João Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈbaʁɐ dʒi sɐ̃w ʒuˈɐ̃w]) is a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro. Its population was 26,243 (2005) and its area is 461 km².[1]

The city was called Indaiaçu until it was rebaptized in 1925 to homage the poet Casimiro de Abreu, who was born in their coastal district Barra de São João.

The municipality contains part of the Central Rio de Janeiro Atlantic Forest Mosaic, created in 2006.[2] It holds part of the União Biological Reserve, home to a population of endangered golden lion tamarin.[3] It contains 1,045 hectares (2,580 acres) of the 35,038 hectares (86,580 acres) Macaé de Cima Environmental Protection Area, created in 2001.[4]

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. ^ Unidade de Conservação: Reserva biológica União (in Portuguese), MMA: Ministério do Meio Ambiente, retrieved 2016-05-14
  4. ^ Luiz Dias da Mota Lima (2014), Plano de Manejo da Área de Proteção Ambiental Estadual Macaé de Cima (PDF) (in Portuguese), 1 - Informações Gerais sobre a UC, Rio de Janeiro, p. 20, archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-10-12, retrieved 2016-10-11