Saquarema

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Saquarema
Municipality
Município de Saquarema
Igreja Nossa Senhora de Nazaré
Igreja Nossa Senhora de Nazaré
Flag of Saquarema
Flag
Official seal of Saquarema
Seal
Nickname(s): 
Capital Nacional do Surfing
Location of Saquarema in the state of Rio de Janeiro
Location of Saquarema in the state of Rio de Janeiro
Saquarema is located in Brazil
Saquarema
Saquarema
Location of Saquarema in Brazil
Coordinates: 22°55′12″S 42°30′36″W / 22.92000°S 42.51000°W / -22.92000; -42.51000Coordinates: 22°55′12″S 42°30′36″W / 22.92000°S 42.51000°W / -22.92000; -42.51000
Country Brazil
RegionSoutheast
StateBandeira do estado do Rio de Janeiro.svg Rio de Janeiro
Government
 • PrefeitoManoela Peres (PTN)
Area
 • Total356.566 km2 (137.671 sq mi)
Elevation
2 m (7 ft)
Population
(2010)
 • Total83,750
Time zoneUTC-3 (UTC-3)
Website[2]
Itaúna Beach, near Itaúna Inn.
A view of Saquarema's lake and church steps

Saquarema (Portuguese pronunciation: [sɐkwɐˈɾẽmɐ]) is a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro. Its population is 83,750 (2016) and its area is 353,566 km².[1] It is located almost 73 km east of Rio de Janeiro.[2] It was known as Brazil's surfing capital. It is one of the most beautiful cities in Brazil.

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 becomes part of the world surfing circuit, with WSL.

References[edit]

  1. ^ IBGE - [1]
  2. ^ Danny Palmerlee, South America on a Shoestring (Lonely Planet, 2007: ISBN 1-74104-443-X ), p. 300.

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