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Município de Cabo Frio
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State: Rio de Janeiro
Founded: August 15, 1616
Area: 1,513.8 km²
Population: 153,735 (2004)
Population density: N/A
Elevation: 4 m
Postal code: 28900-000
Mayor: Marcos da Rocha Mendes

Coordinates: 22°52′44″S 42°01′08″W / 22.87889°S 42.01889°W / -22.87889; -42.01889

Cabo Frio (Cold Cape) is a Brazilian municipality in Rio de Janeiro state, founded by the Portuguese on November 13, 1615.

The city's economy is mainly based on tourism, as most of the cities situated in the called Região dos Lagos (Lake's Region). The city is usually visited by people from Minas Gerais, Brasília and Rio de Janeiro city. Recently the city entered in the route of the greatest cruise ships.

Some of the tourist attractions in the city are the Feliciano Sodré bridge, the Nossa Senhora da Guia chapel, the church of São Benedito, located in Passagem neighborhood, the Nossa Senhora da Assunção church and the Municipal Theatre.

Forte beach

There are nine beaches in Cabo Frio: Forte Beach (praia do Forte), Peró beach (praia do Peró), São Bento beach (praia São Bento), Siqueira beach (praia do Siqueira), Sudoeste beach (praia do Sudoeste), Dunas beach (praia das Dunas), Foguete beach (praia do Foguete), Palmeiras beach (praia das Palmeiras), and Unamar beach (praia de Unamar).

Associação Desportiva Cabofriense, founded in 1997 is a well known football (soccer) club of the city. The club plays at Correão stadium. Another football club, called Esprof Atlético Futebol Clube, founded in 1995, is also from the city.

As of (2005), its population is 159,685 (2005) and its area is 401 km².[1] The elevation is 4 m. Cabo Frio has a tropical climate, and is frequented by abroholos in the summer months.

In the last years the population increased, with investments obtained by the municipality with oil royalties from Petrobras, and an elevated number of retired citizens coming from Rio de Janeiro city.

Cabo Frio is famous for their outstanding shrimp pasta that is featured in many travel magazines. The main beach, the Forte Beach, has 4km of white sand. Its name comes from the Portuguese Fortress of the XVI Century situated in the north rock.

As it is a windy region, suntanning there during the winter season (May to September) may be a not so tropical experience. Unless if you are comfortable wearing bikini with only +18C.

The Buzios municipality is only 15 km away, with very exclusive and sophisticated nightlife.





Cabo Frio is served by Cabo Frio International Airport. But international flights are rare, most of then charter during the summer season. As Cabo Frio is only 150 km from Rio de Janeiro International Airport, most of the foreign tourists come from there by shuttle service.


Feliciano Sodré bridge.


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Up to date as of January 14, 2010

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Cabo Frio is a city in the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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