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Flag of Magé
Official seal of Magé
Location in Rio de Janeiro and Brazil
Location in Rio de Janeiro and Brazil
Magé is located in Brazil
Location in Rio de Janeiro and Brazil
Coordinates: 22°39′10″S 43°02′27″W / 22.65278°S 43.04083°W / -22.65278; -43.04083Coordinates: 22°39′10″S 43°02′27″W / 22.65278°S 43.04083°W / -22.65278; -43.04083
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast
State Rio de Janeiro
Founded 1566[citation needed]
 • Mayor Rafael Tubarão
 • Total 385.7 km2 (148.9 sq mi)
Elevation 5 m (16 ft)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total 244,334
Time zone UTC-3
Website Municipality official's website

Magé is a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro.

Magepe-Mirim was established in 1566 by Portuguese colonists. It is a very calm place, especially compared to nearby Rio.


In elections of 5 October 2008 Núbia Cozzolino was re-elected mayor with 51% of the vote but had her mandate revoked in 2009 after being impeached on various corruption charges. She was succeeded by her deputy Rozan Gomes who was also impeached resulting in a by-election on 31 July 2011, won by Nestor Vidal of the PMDB with 68.62% of the vote.[2]


Magé borders Petrópolis to the north, Duque de Caxias to west, Guapimirim to the east and Guanabara bay to the south.

The climate is tropical throughout the municipality, except in areas near the Serra dos Órgãos with a tropical climate of altitude.

The municipality contains part of the Central Rio de Janeiro Atlantic Forest Mosaic of conservation units, created in 2006.[3] It contains the 14,146 hectares (34,960 acres) Suruí Environmental Protection Area.[4]


Populational Growth of Magé
Ano População
1960 86 981
1975 107 422
1990 183 204
2000 219 007
2010 271 440

According to the mayor Nestor Vidal, the high index of growth in population is caused by the low taxes and low prices of homes in the city. The population nowadays is 271,440, up from the approx. 90,000 in the 60's. According to the 2009 census, whites were 15.2%, browns (mulatos) were 66.6% and blacks of Africans were 19.1%. Another races were representing 0.01% of the population in Magé. Class A population were 1.5%, Class B 46.2%, Class C 47.1% and Class D 6.2%, that means the index of poverty is high in the city, more than 55% are living in the poverty line in Magé.

Notable people[edit]

The Brazilian Internationally well known soccer player Mané Garrincha was born in Magé (Pau Grande) in October 28, 1933.