Silva Jardim

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Silva Jardim
Municipality
Município de Silva Jardim
Flag of Silva Jardim
Flag
Official seal of Silva Jardim
Seal
Location of Silva Jardim in the state of Rio de Janeiro
Location of Silva Jardim in the state of Rio de Janeiro
Silva Jardim is located in Brazil
Silva Jardim
Silva Jardim
Location of Silva Jardim in Brazil
Coordinates: 22°39′03″S 42°23′31″W / 22.65083°S 42.39194°W / -22.65083; -42.39194Coordinates: 22°39′03″S 42°23′31″W / 22.65083°S 42.39194°W / -22.65083; -42.39194
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast
State Bandeira do estado do Rio de Janeiro.svg Rio de Janeiro
Government
 • Prefeito Anderson Alexandre (PMDB)
Area
 • Total 938.336 km2 (362.294 sq mi)
Elevation 35 m (115 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 21,349
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
Website [2]

Silva Jardim (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈsiwvɐ ʒaʁˈdʒĩ]) is a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro. Its population was 21,349 (2010) and its area is 938 km².[1]

Conservation[edit]

The municipality contains the 5,052 hectares (12,480 acres) Poço das Antas Biological Reserve, a strictly protected conservation unit created in 1974 from a former experimental agricultural station.[2] It contains 7.5% of the 46,350 hectares (114,500 acres) Três Picos State Park, created in 2002.[3] It contains part of the Central Rio de Janeiro Atlantic Forest Mosaic of conservation units, created in 2006.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IBGE - [1]
  2. ^ Unidade de Conservação: Reserva Biológica de Poço das Antas (in Portuguese), MMA: Ministério do Meio Ambiente, retrieved 2016-04-28 
  3. ^ PES dos Três Picos (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-10-03 
  4. ^ Costa, Cláudia; Lamas, Ivana; Fernandes, Rosan (December 2010), Planejamento Estratégico do Mosaico Central Fluminense (PDF) (in Portuguese), Reserva da Biosfera da Mata Atlântica, p. 13, retrieved 2016-10-02