Itaguaí

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Itaguaí
Municipality
Município de Itaguaí
Itaguaí.jpg
Flag of Itaguaí
Flag
Official seal of Itaguaí
Seal
Nickname(s): Port city
Location of Itaguaí in the state of Rio de Janeiro
Location of Itaguaí in the state of Rio de Janeiro
Itaguaí is located in Brazil
Itaguaí
Itaguaí
Location of Itaguaí in Brazil
Coordinates: 22°51′07″S 43°46′30″W / 22.85194°S 43.77500°W / -22.85194; -43.77500Coordinates: 22°51′07″S 43°46′30″W / 22.85194°S 43.77500°W / -22.85194; -43.77500
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast
State Bandeira do estado do Rio de Janeiro.svg Rio de Janeiro
Government
 • Prefeito Carlo Bussatto Júnio (PMDB)
Area
 • Total 275.870 km2 (106.514 sq mi)
Elevation 15 m (49 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 109,091
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
Website [1]
Itaguai in 1970

Itaguaí (Portuguese pronunciation: [itɐgwaˈi]) is a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro. Its population was 109.091 in 2014 and its area is 272 km².[1] The city was founded in 1688.

Itaguaí is located approximately 75 km west of the city of Rio de Janeiro on the road to Santos (SP). It is located between the shore of Sepetiba Bay and the Atlantic Rainforest.

The port of Itaguaí was opened in 1982. One of its main trading goods is alumina.

It serves also as dormitory town for workers of the industrial western zone (Zona Oeste) of Rio de Janeiro. It is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Itaguaí.

References[edit]

  1. ^ IBGE - "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-01-09. Retrieved 2014-08-03.