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|Município de Saquarema|
Capital Nacional do Surfing
|State||Rio de Janeiro|
|• Prefeito||Manoela Peres (Podemos)|
|• Total||356.566 km2 (137.671 sq mi)|
|Elevation||2 m (7 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC-3 (UTC-3)|
Saquarema (Portuguese pronunciation: [sɐkwɐˈɾẽmɐ]) is a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro. Its population is 90,583 (2020) and its area is 353,566 km². It is located almost 73 km east of Rio de Janeiro. It was known as Brazil's surfing capital.
During the mid-19th century, the Conservative Party and its leaders were known as "Saquarema" because of their base of support here.
The Surfing Capital
Saquarema, through its beaches, especially Itaúna Beach, is known as the Brazilian capital of surfing for its perfect waves and indescribable beauty and strength. In the 70's, Saquarema hosted the longing surfing festivals and in 2017, Saquarema became part of the world surfing circuit, with WSL.