Maricá, Rio de Janeiro

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Coordinates: 22°55′08″S 42°49′08″W / 22.91889°S 42.81889°W / -22.91889; -42.81889

Maricá
Municipality
Município de Maricá
Ponta Negra Beach
Ponta Negra Beach
Flag of Maricá
Flag
Official seal of Maricá
Seal
Location in the Rio de Janeiro state.
Location in the Rio de Janeiro state.
Government
 • Mayor Fabiano Horta (2017-2020) (PT)
Area
 • Municipality 362 km2 (140 sq mi)
Elevation 6 m (20 ft)
Population (est. IBGE/2017 [1])
 • Municipality 153.008 pessoas
 • Density 661.3/km2 (1,713/sq mi)
 • Metro 1,795,015
Time zone UTC-3 (Brasília Time Zone)

Maricá (Portuguese pronunciation: [maɾiˈka]) is a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro.

Geography[edit]

Maricá is a city of the Rio de Janeiro Metropolitan Area, located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean and 25 miles away from the city of Rio de Janeiro.

The municipality contains part of the 2,400 hectares (5,900 acres) Serra da Tiririca State Park, created in 1991.[2]

Population[edit]

Its population was 146.549 (2015). [3]

Area[edit]

Its area is 362,571 km².[4]

Transportation[edit]

Maricá has an airport, the Maricá Airport. Maricá is served by the roads BR-116 and RJ-104.

Economy[edit]

Maricá has received many royalties from the Brazilian energy company Petrobras, because of the Campos Basin and Santos Basin oil field.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Estimativas da população para 1º de julho de 2017". Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). 1 July 2017. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  2. ^ Parque Estadual da Serra da Tiririca (in Portuguese), UERJ: Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, retrieved 2017-02-07
  3. ^ "Estimativas da população para 1º de julho de 2015" (PDF). Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). 1 July 2015. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  4. ^ IBGE - "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-01-09. Retrieved 2007-01-09.