Tanguá

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Tanguá
Municipality
Município de Tanguá
Flag of Tanguá
Flag
Official seal of Tanguá
Seal
Nickname(s): Capital Pioneira das Telecomunicações
Location of Tanguá in the state of Rio de Janeiro
Location of Tanguá in the state of Rio de Janeiro
Tanguá is located in Brazil
Tanguá
Tanguá
Location of Tanguá in Brazil
Coordinates: 22°43′48″S 42°42′50″W / 22.73000°S 42.71389°W / -22.73000; -42.71389Coordinates: 22°43′48″S 42°42′50″W / 22.73000°S 42.71389°W / -22.73000; -42.71389
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast
State Bandeira do estado do Rio de Janeiro.svg Rio de Janeiro
Government
 • Prefeito Valber Luiz Marcelo de Carvalho (PTB)
Area
 • Total 145.503 km2 (56.179 sq mi)
Elevation 20 m (70 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 30,732
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
Website [1]

Tanguá (Portuguese pronunciation: [tɐ̃ˈgwa]) 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]

References[edit]

  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