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Not to be confused with Nova Iguaçu de Goiás.
Nova Iguaçu
—  Municipality  —
The Municipality of Nova Iguaçu

Location of Nova Iguaçu
Nova Iguaçu is located in Brazil
Nova Iguaçu
Location of Nova Iguaçu
Coordinates: 22°45′32″S 43°27′03″W / 22.75889°S 43.45083°W / -22.75889; -43.45083
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast
State Rio de Janeiro
Founded 15 January 1833
 - Mayor Lindberg Farias (PT)
Elevation 25 m (82 ft)
Population (2006)[1][2]
 - Total 844,583
 - Density 1,612.1/km2 (4,175.3/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 - Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
Postal Code 26000-000

Coordinates: 22°45′32″S 43°27′03″W / 22.75889°S 43.45083°W / -22.75889; -43.45083 Nova Iguaçu (Portuguese for "New Iguaçu" - Iguaçu has no English translation since it's a tupi-guarani-originated word) is a city in southeast Brazil in Rio de Janeiro state. It was the state's second largest city until Mesquita was split off, and now is fourth after São Gonçalo and Duque de Caxias. It lies northwest of the city of Rio de Janeiro, on the limits of the metropolitan area. The city hosts a significant number of low-income emigrants from Northeastern Brazil. The current mayor is former student leader Lindbergh Farias, of Workers' Party. The city is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Nova Iguaçu.


Nova Iguaçu Futebol Clube is an important football club from the city. Its estimated population is around 845,000 people. Nova Iguaçu, as a suburb of Rio, is under influence of the capital; people live in these cities, but commute daily to Rio.


External links

  • Via Iguassu - Cultura, lazer, entretenimento, informação e Guia da cidade de Nova Iguaçu.


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