Maricá, Rio de Janeiro

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Coordinates: 22°55′08″S 42°49′08″W / 22.91889°S 42.81889°W / -22.91889; -42.81889

Maricá (Portuguese pronunciation: [maɾiˈka]) is a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro.

Maricá
Município de Maricá
Panoramic view
Panoramic view
Flag of Maricá
Official seal of Maricá
Location in the Rio de Janeiro state.
Location in the Rio de Janeiro state.
Government
 • MayorFabiano Horta (2017-2020) (PT)
Area
 • Municipality362 km2 (140 sq mi)
Elevation
6 m (20 ft)
Population
 (2020 [1])
 • Municipality164,504
 • Density661.3/km2 (1,713/sq mi)
 • Metro
1,795,015
Time zoneUTC-3 (Brasília Time Zone)

GeographyEdit

Maricá is a city of the Rio de Janeiro Metropolitan Area, located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean and 25 miles away from the city of Rio de Janeiro.

The municipality contains part of the 2,400 hectares (5,900 acres) Serra da Tiririca State Park, created in 1991.[2]

PopulationEdit

Its population was 164,504 (2020).

AreaEdit

Its area is 362,571 km².[3]

TransportationEdit

Maricá has an airport, the Maricá Airport. Maricá is served by the roads BR-116 and RJ-104.

EconomyEdit

Maricá has received many royalties from the Brazilian energy company Petrobras, because of the Campos Basin and Santos Basin oil field.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ IBGE 2020
  2. ^ Parque Estadual da Serra da Tiririca (in Portuguese), UERJ: Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, retrieved 2017-02-07
  3. ^ IBGE - "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-01-09. Retrieved 2007-01-09.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)