Quissamã

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Coordinates: 22°06′25″S 41°28′19″W / 22.10694°S 41.47194°W / -22.10694; -41.47194

Quissamã
Flag of Quissamã
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Official seal of Quissamã
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Location of Quisamã in Rio de Janeiro State and Brazil
Location of Quisamã in Rio de Janeiro State and Brazil
Coordinates: 22°06′25″S 41°28′19″W / 22.10694°S 41.47194°W / -22.10694; -41.47194
CountryBrazil
RegionSoutheast
StateRio de Janeiro
Colonization started1633
Settled as Freguesia1755
Municipality EstablishedJanuary 4, 1989
Government
 • MayorFátima Pacheco ( 2017 - atual )
Area
 • Total715.877 km2 (276.402 sq mi)
Elevation
20 m (70 ft)
Population
 (2006)
 • Total17,376
 • Density24.3/km2 (63/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2 (UTC-2)
Websitewww.quissama.rj.gov.br

Quissamã (Portuguese pronunciation: [kisɐˈmɐ̃]) is a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro. It sits on Atlantic coastline with the two largest neighboring cities being Campos das Goytacazes to the north and Macaé to the south. Quissamã was part of the municipality of Macaé until the city emancipated in 1989. The population has surpassed 20,000 inhabitants as of the 2010 Census.[1] The city's primary source of tax revenue comes from oil royalties collected from drilling in the waters just off its coast.

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