Valença, Rio de Janeiro

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City of Valença
Flag of City of Valença
Official seal of City of Valença
Nickname(s): ‘'Sierra's Princess’’
RiodeJaneiro Municip Valenca.svg
Coordinates: 22°14′45″S 43°42′00″W / 22.24583°S 43.70000°W / -22.24583; -43.70000
Country Brazil
Region Southeast
State State of Rio de Janeiro
Founded 1823
 • Mayor Álvaro Cabral
 • Total 1,304.769 km2 (503.774 sq mi)
Population (2014 est.)[2]
 • Total 73,445
 • Density 55/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)

Coordinates: 22°14′45″S 43°42′00″W / 22.24583°S 43.70000°W / -22.24583; -43.70000 Valença (Portuguese pronunciation: [vaˈlẽsɐ]) is a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro. Its population was estimated at 73,445 in 2014 and its area is 1,305 square kilometres (504 sq mi).[1] The city is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Valença.

Valença has five districts: Conservatória ("City of Serenades"), Barão de Juparanã ("City of the Barons), Parapeúna, Santa Isabel do Rio Preto and Pentagna. Today its economy is geared especially for agriculture and the existing university center in the municipal headquarters.

The municipality contains part of the 5,952 hectares (14,710 acres) Serra da Concórdia State Park, created in 2002.[2]



  1. ^ IBGE - [1]
  2. ^ Parque Estadual da Serra da Concórdia (in Portuguese), Inea: Instituto Estadual do Ambiente, retrieved 2017-01-18