Guapimirim (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɡwɐpimiˈɾĩ], from Tupi 'little spring', guapi 'spring', mirim 'little'), is a city in the Rio de Janeiro Metropolitan Area, and a municipality located in Rio de Janeiro state, Southeast Region, Brazil.

Guapimirim
Municipality
Município de Guapimirim
Dedo de Deus Mountain
Dedo de Deus Mountain
Flag of Guapimirim
Official seal of Guapimirim
Location of Guapimirim in the state of Rio de Janeiro
Location of Guapimirim in the state of Rio de Janeiro
Guapimirim is located in Brazil
Guapimirim
Guapimirim
Location of Guapimirim in Brazil
Coordinates: 22°32′13″S 42°48′55″W / 22.53694°S 42.81528°W / -22.53694; -42.81528Coordinates: 22°32′13″S 42°48′55″W / 22.53694°S 42.81528°W / -22.53694; -42.81528
Country Brazil
RegionSoutheast
StateBandeira do estado do Rio de Janeiro.svg Rio de Janeiro
Government
 • PrefeitoZelito Tringuelê (PDT)
Area
 • Total356.566 km2 (137.671 sq mi)
Elevation
48 m (157 ft)
Population
 (2020 [1])
 • Total61,388
Time zoneUTC-3 (UTC-3)
Website[1]

GeographyEdit

The population of Guapimirim was 61,388 in 2020, and its area is 361 square kilometres (139 sq mi).[2]

ConservationEdit

The municipality contains part of the Central Rio de Janeiro Atlantic Forest Mosaic, created in 2006.[3] It held 24% of the 4,920-hectare (12,200-acre) Paraíso Ecological Station, created in 1987 and now integrated into the Três Picos State Park.[4] It contains 4% of the 46,350-hectare (114,500-acre) Três Picos State Park, created in 2002.[5] It contains part of the 19,508-hectare (48,210-acre) Bacia do Rio Macacu Environmental Protection Area, created in 2002.[6] The municipality contains the 15,582-hectare (38,500-acre) Guapi-Guapiaçú Environmental Protection Area, created in 2004.[7] It contains 42% of the 1,936-hectare (4,780-acre) Guanabara Ecological Station, created in 2006.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ IBGE 2020
  2. ^ IBGE - "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-06-11. Retrieved 2007-02-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  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. ^ ESEC do Paraíso (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-10-03
  5. ^ PES dos Três Picos (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-10-03
  6. ^ APA da Bacia do Rio Macacu (in Portuguese), INEA: Instituto estadual do ambiente, retrieved 2016-10-07
  7. ^ *Pedreira, Bernadete da Conceição C.G.; Cardoso Fidalgo, Elaine Cristina; Camardelli Uzeda, Mariella; Alves da Costa, Michell Douglas (December 2011), "Áreas Prioritárias para Recuperação na Região da Bacia Hidrográfica do Rio Guapi-Macacu, RJ" (PDF), Boletim de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento (in Portuguese), ISSN 1678-0892, retrieved 2016-10-10
  8. ^ ESEC da Guanabara (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-10-05