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Coordinates: 22°55′12″S 42°30′36″W / 22.92000°S 42.51000°W / -22.92000; -42.51000

Igreja Nossa Senhora de Nazareth
Itaúna Beach, near Itaúna Inn.
A view of Saquarema's lake and church steps

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.[1] It is located almost 120 km east of Rio de Janeiro.[2] 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.


  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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