Coordinates: 22°55′12″S 42°30′36″W / 22.92000°S 42.51000°W / -22.92000; -42.51000
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Municipality of Saquarema
Flag of Saquarema
Official seal of Saquarema
Capital Nacional do Surfing
Location in Rio de Janeiro
Location in Rio de Janeiro
Coordinates: 22°55′12″S 42°30′36″W / 22.92000°S 42.51000°W / -22.92000; -42.51000
Country Brazil
State Rio de Janeiro
 • MayorManoela Peres (UNIÃO)
 • Total356.566 km2 (137.671 sq mi)
2 m (7 ft)
 • Total90,583
 • Density250/km2 (660/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−3 (BRT)
HDI (2010)0.709 – high[2]

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.[3] It is located almost 73 km east of Rio de Janeiro.[4] 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[edit]

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.


  1. ^ IBGE 2020
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Archived from the original (PDF) on July 8, 2014. Retrieved August 1, 2013.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ IBGE - [1]
  4. ^ Danny Palmerlee, South America on a Shoestring (Lonely Planet, 2007: ISBN 1-74104-443-X ), p. 300.

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