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Mesquita, Rio de Janeiro

Coordinates: 22°46′55″S 43°25′44″W / 22.78194°S 43.42889°W / -22.78194; -43.42889

The Municipality of Mesquita
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Flag of The Municipality of Mesquita
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Official seal of The Municipality of Mesquita
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Localization of Mesquita in Rio de Janeiro.
Localization of Mesquita in Rio de Janeiro.
Coordinates: 22°48′19″S 43°24′55.91″W / 22.80528°S 43.4155306°W / -22.80528; -43.4155306
Country Brazil
RegionSoutheast
StateBandeira do estado do Rio de Janeiro.svg Rio de Janeiro
FoundedSeptember 25, 1999
Government
 • MayorJorge Lúcio Ferreira Miranda (PSDB)
Area
 • Total39.062 km2 (15.082 sq mi)
 • Land41.490 km2 (16.019 sq mi)
Population
 (2018 est.[2])
 • Total175,620
 • Density4,500/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3
Websitewww.mesquita.rj.gov.br

Mesquita (Portuguese pronunciation: [mesˈkitɐ], locally [mĭɕˈc̠itə]) is a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro. Its population was 175,620 (2018) and its area is 42 km2 (16 sq mi).[1][2]

The municipality contains part of the 4,398 hectares (10,870 acres) Mendanha State Park, created in 2013.[3] The name is a reference to the second Baron of Mesquita, Jerônimo Roberto de Mesquita, the owner of the old farms (fazendas) in the present central region of the municipality.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics" (in Portuguese). 2017. Retrieved 27 March 2019. 2018 Area Total
  2. ^ a b "Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics" (PDF) (in Portuguese). 2018. Retrieved 6 March 2019. 2018 Estimates of Population
  3. ^ Parque Estadual do Mendanha (in Portuguese), INEA, retrieved 2017-01-15