Nilópolis

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Coordinates: 22°48′28″S 43°24′50″W / 22.80778°S 43.41389°W / -22.80778; -43.41389

Nilópolis
Municipality
The Municipality of
Nilópolis
A view of the city
A view of the city
Flag of Nilópolis
Flag
Official seal of Nilópolis
Seal
Motto: "Terra da Azul e Branca"
Location of Nilópolis in the State of Rio de Janeiro
Location of Nilópolis in the State of 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 August 21, 1947
Government
 • Mayor Alessandro Calazans (PMN)
Area
 • Total 19.157 km2 (7.397 sq mi)
  [1]
Elevation 14 m (46 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 157,986
 • Density 8,200/km2 (21,000/sq mi)
  [2]
Time zone UTC-3
Postal Code 28000-000
Area code(s) +55 22
HDI (2000) 0.788 – medium[3]
Website www.nilopolis.rj.gov.br
Gericinó mountain, Mesquita City, seen from Nilópolis
Entrance to Nilópolis City.

Nilópolis (Portuguese pronunciation: [niˈlɔpoliʃ]) is a municipality in Brazil, located in the Rio de Janeiro state's southwestern region, bordering São João de Meriti, Mesquita and Rio de Janeiro. It is the smallest municipality in Rio de Janeiro state, with a total area of 19.39 km². The population of 157,483 inhabitants living in an area of 9 km² and the remaining area corresponds to the Gericinó's Natural Park. Officially, the population density exceeds 8,120 inhabitants/km², but if calculated just 9 km² occupied, it becomes the most densely populated city in Brazil with more than 17.400 inhabitants/km². Currently, São João de Meriti has the highest population density, with 12,897 inhabitants/km².

Beija Flor[edit]

Nilópolis is famous for its Grêmio Recreativo Escola de Samba Beija-Flor de Nilópolis, the most successful and luxurious Samba schools and usually a top contender for winning the carnival parade in Rio.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IBGE link to check the area of every municipality of Brazil - IBGE
  2. ^ "2012 Populational Estimate" (PDF). Censo Populacional 2012. Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). July 2012. Retrieved September 9, 2012. 
  3. ^ [1] - UNDP

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