Mesquita, Rio de Janeiro

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Coordinates: 22°46′55″S 43°25′44″W / 22.78194°S 43.42889°W / -22.78194; -43.42889

The Municipality of
Mesquita
Municipality
Flag of The Municipality ofMesquita
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Official seal of The Municipality ofMesquita
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Localization of Mesquita in Rio de Janeiro.
Localization of Mesquita in Rio de Janeiro.
Coordinates: 22°48′19″S 43°24′55.91″W / 22.80528°S 43.4155306°W / -22.80528; -43.4155306
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast
State Bandeira do estado do Rio de Janeiro.svg Rio de Janeiro
Founded September 25, 1999
Government
 • Mayor Jorge Lúcio Ferreira Miranda (PSDB)
Area
 • Total 39.062 km2 (15.082 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 168,403
 • Density 4,300/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-3
Website www.mesquita.rj.gov.br

Mesquita (Portuguese pronunciation: [mesˈkitɐ], locally [mĭɕˈc̠itə], Mosque) is a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro. Its population was 182,546 (2005) and its area is 39 km2 (15 sq mi).[1]

The municipality contains part of the 4,398 hectares (10,870 acres) Mendanha State Park, created in 2013.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IBGE - "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-01-09. Retrieved 2007-01-09. 
  2. ^ Parque Estadual do Mendanha (in Portuguese), INEA, retrieved 2017-01-15