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Porciúncula (Portuguese pronunciation: [poʁsiˈũkulɐ], Small Portion) is a municipality located in the northernmost point of the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro. Its population was 18,227 (2008) and its area is 302.201 km².[3]

Porciúncula
municipality
Flag of Porciúncula
Flag
Official seal of Porciúncula
Seal
Location in the state of Rio de Janeiro and Brazil
Location in the state of Rio de Janeiro and Brazil
Coordinates: 20°57′46″S 42°02′27″W / 20.96278°S 42.04083°W / -20.96278; -42.04083Coordinates: 20°57′46″S 42°02′27″W / 20.96278°S 42.04083°W / -20.96278; -42.04083
CountryBrazil
RegionSoutheast
StateRio de Janeiro
FoundedAugust 21, 1947
Government
 • MayorAntonio Jogaib (PP)
Area
 • Total302.201 km2 (116.680 sq mi)
Elevation
190 m (620 ft)
Population
(2008)
 • Total18,227
 • Density56.8/km2 (147/sq mi)
 [1]
Time zoneUTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2 (UTC-2)
HDI (2000)0.730 – medium[2]
Websitewww.porciuncula.rj.gov.br
For the river in California that was once called the Porciuncula River, see Los Angeles River, and for the Italian church for which it was named, see Porziuncola.

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