São José do Vale do Rio Preto

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São José do Vale do Rio Preto
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Within Rio de Janeiro state
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Coordinates: 22°09′03″S 42°55′26″W / 22.15083°S 42.92389°W / -22.15083; -42.92389Coordinates: 22°09′03″S 42°55′26″W / 22.15083°S 42.92389°W / -22.15083; -42.92389
Government
 • Prefect Adilson Faraco Brügger de Oliveira
Area
 • Total 239.950 km2 (92.645 sq mi)
Elevation 615 m (2,018 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 20,252
 • Density 84/km2 (220/sq mi)
Demonym(s) valeriopretano
Time zone UTC-3

São José do Vale do Rio Preto is a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro. Its population was 21,662 (2005) and its area is 240 km².[1]

The municipality contains the 346 hectares (850 acres) Pedra das Flores Natural Monument, created in 2005.[2] It contains the 13,223 hectares (32,670 acres) Maravilha Environmental Protection Area and the 1,979 hectares (4,890 acres) Araponga Municipal Nature Park, both created in 2006.[3] It is part of the Central Rio de Janeiro Atlantic Forest Mosaic of conservation units, created in 2006.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IBGE - [1]
  2. ^ Mosaico de unidades de conservação da Mata Atlântica Central Fluminense - RJ (PDF) (in Portuguese), RBMA, retrieved 2016-10-06 
  3. ^ Coutinho, Bruno; Freitas, Leonardo (2010), Projeto Mosaicos do Corredor da Serra do Mar (IA-RBMA / CEPF) Justificativa de Criação (PDF) (in Portuguese), RBMA, retrieved 2016-10-07 
  4. ^ Costa, Cláudia; Lamas, Ivana; Fernandes, Rosan (December 2010), Planejamento Estratégico do Mosaico Central Fluminense (PDF) (in Portuguese), Reserva da Biosfera da Mata Atlântica, p. 13, retrieved 2016-10-02