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Coordinates: 22°28′08″S 44°26′49″W / 22.46889°S 44.44694°W / -22.46889; -44.44694 Resende is a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro. Its population was 117,416 (2005) and its area is 1,144 km².[1] Resendense refers to people or things from Resende, RJ.



It was founded in 1744 by the bandeirante Simão da Cunha Gago and was called Nossa Senhora da Conceição do Campo Alegre da Paraíba Nova (Our Lady of the Joyful Field of New Paraíba). The Indians Puri called it Timburibá. On September 29, 1801 it was renamed Resende, after the act of 13th vice-regent of Brazil and 2nd Count of Resende, General José Luís de Castro. The Academia Militar de Agulhas Negras military academy (AMAN) (Black Needles Military Academy, named after the local rock formation) is located in Resende.


Resende's main economy is coffee and milk in the agricultural sector, uranium refining, vehicle manufacturing, which includes factories of Volkswagen Truck & Bus. Resende also is the headquarters of TV Rio Sul, an affiliate of Globo Network Television.


Marechal Castelo Branco Avenue, in Resende.

Its geography includes a mountain range, a peak and a river. Tourist attractions near Resende include Visconde de Mauá and Penedo, two small villages with good restaurants and charming inns and cottages, and the first Brazilian National Park, called Parque Nacional do Itatiaia (PNI).


The football club Resende Futebol Clube won the 2007 Campeonato Carioca Second Level, and competed in the 2008 and 2009 Campeonato Carioca seasons. The club plays its home matches at Municipal do Trabalhador, which has a maximum capacity of 10,000 people.

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