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Saquarema (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˌsakwɐˈɾẽmɐ]) is a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro. Its population is 74,234 (2010) and its area is 353,566 km². It is located almost 120 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.
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