Casimiro de Abreu, Rio de Janeiro

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Coordinates: 22°28′51″S 42°12′14″W / 22.48083°S 42.20389°W / -22.48083; -42.20389

Casimiro de Abreu (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˌkaziˈmiɾu dʒi.aˈbɾeu̯]) (formerly known as Barra de São João Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈbaxɐ dʒiˈ sɐ̃w ʒuɐ̃w]) 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, retrieved 2016-10-11