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Coordinates: 21°12′18″S 41°53′16″W / 21.20500°S 41.88778°W / -21.20500; -41.88778

Location of Itaperuna within Rio de Janeiro state

Itaperuna is a municipality in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro. It had a population of 95.841 in 2010, and has an area of 1.105,3 km2.[1]


Itaperuna was founded in 1889, after being separated from the municipality of Campos dos Goytacazes.[1] Its current mayor (from 2009 to 2012 is Fernando "Paulada" Fernandes (PSDB).[2]


Itaperuna is located 230 km from the state capital Rio de Janeiro. Its neighbouring municipalities are:[3]