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Coordinates: 22°43′48″S 42°42′50″W / 22.73000°S 42.71389°W / -22.73000; -42.71389 Tanguá is a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro. It covers an area of 145,5 km².[1]

Its population is relatively stable, with 29.481 in 2005[2] and 30.732 in 2010,[1] most of them urban.[1] This equates to a population density of 211 inhabitants per km².[1]

The municipality contains part of the Central Rio de Janeiro Atlantic Forest Mosaic of conservation units, created in 2006.[3] It contains the 878 hectares (2,170 acres) Serra do Barbosão Municipal Nature Park, created in 2007 to protect an area of Atlantic Forest.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d Tanguá - RJ, Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), 2011 
  2. ^ Tanguá - RJ, Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), 2005, archived from the original on January 9, 2007 
  3. ^ 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 
  4. ^ Pereira, Carlos Roberto (23 October 2007), Lei nº. 0633, de 23 de Outubro de 2007 (in Portuguese), retrieved 2016-10-05