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Município de Saquarema
View of Saquarema
View of Saquarema
Saquarema (Brazil)
Coordinates 22 ° 55 ′  S , 42 ° 31 ′  W Coordinates: 22 ° 55 ′  S , 42 ° 31 ′  W
Location of Saquarema in the state of Rio de Janeiro
Location of Saquarema in the state of Rio de Janeiro
coat of arms
coat of arms
founding May 8, 1841
Basic data
Country Brazil
State Rio de Janeiro
Mesoregion Baixadas Litorâneas (1989-2017)
Microregion Lagos (1989-2017)
height 2 m
Residents 74,234 (2010)
estimate 87,704 (July 1, 2018)
Parish code IBGE : 3305505
Time zone UTC −3
City Prefect Manoela Ramos de Souza Gomes Alves (Manoela Peres) (2017-2020)
Political party PTN
Patron saint Nossa Senhora de Nazareth
City festival 8th of May
GDP 724,588  thousand R $
10,679 R $ per person 
HDI 0.709 (2010)

Saquarema , officially Município de Saquarema , is a city in the state of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil .

Saquarema is located in the Costa do Sol region about 73 km from the capital Rio de Janeiro . The city had 87,704 inhabitants according to an estimate as of July 1, 2018 and has beautiful beaches (such as Barra Nova, Boqueirão, Itaúna, Jaconé, Vilatur) and the city beach in Vila (Saquarema). This beach offers the conditions for surfing because of the high swell .

The city lives mainly from tourism and is also called the state capital of surfing. National and international surfing competitions take place here regularly. Parts of the beach belong to the Parque Estadual da Costa do Sol state park .

In 2003 a large volleyball center was opened. The national team of Brazil trains in this center.

Web links

Commons : Saquarema  - collection of images, videos and audio files
  • City Prefecture website , Prefeitura Municipal (Brazilian Portuguese)

Individual evidence

  1. a b IBGE : Cidades @ Rio de Janeiro: Saquarema. Retrieved January 20, 2019 (Brazilian Portuguese).