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Duque de Caxias
The Municipality of Duque de Caxias
Flag of Duque de Caxias
Official seal of Duque de Caxias
Location of Duque de Caxias in the State of Rio de Janeiro
Location of Duque de Caxias in the State of Rio de Janeiro
Duque de Caxias is located in Brazil
Duque de Caxias
Duque de Caxias
Location in Brazil
Coordinates:  / -22.78583; -43.31194
Country Brazil
Region Southeast
State Bandeira do estado do Rio de Janeiro.svg Rio de Janeiro
Founded December 31, 1943
• Mayor Alexandre Cardoso (2013–2016)
• Total 464.573 km (179.373 sq mi)
Elevation 7 m (23 ft)
Population (2008)
• Total 873,921
• Density 1,860.61/km (4,818.23/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-3
Postal Code 25000-000
Area code(s) +55 21
Website Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro

Duque de Caxias (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈduki dʒi kaˈʃiɐʃ], Duke of Caxias) is a city on Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro state, southeastern Brazil.

It is bordered by Rio de Janeiro city to the south. Its population was 873,921 (2013) and its area is 465 km², making it the second most populous suburb of Rio de Janeiro city The city is the third most populous in Rio de Janeiro Metropolitan Area. The current mayor is Alexandre Cardoso.

It is named after Luís Alves de Lima e Silva, Duke of Caxias, who was born there in 1803. The city is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Duque de Caxias. Its important industries are chemicals and oil refining.

Duque de Caxias Futebol Clube is the local football team of the city. The club plays their home matches at Estádio Romário de Souza Faria, which has a maximum capacity of 10,000 people. Estádio De Los Larios, located in the district of Xerém, has a maximum capacity of 11,000 people and it is the home ground of Esporte Clube Tigres do Brasil.

Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro: Geography

The municipality is limited to the north with Petrópolis and Miguel Pereira, to the east, the Bay of Guanabara and Magé, to the south, with the city of Rio de Janeiro, and in the west, with São João do Meriti, Belford Roxo and Nova Iguaçu. Caxias has a hot climate, however, the 3rd and 4th districts (Imbariê and Xerém) are warm because of the green area and the proximity to the Serra dos Órgãos.

The municipality contains part of the 26,260 hectares (64,900 acres) Tinguá Biological Reserve, a strictly protected Atlantic Forest conservation unit created in 1989. It contains the 19.4 hectares (48 acres) Taquara Municipal Nature Park, visited by up to 4,000 people per month in the summer. It also contains part of the Central Rio de Janeiro Atlantic Forest Mosaic, created in 2006.

The Meriti River separates Duque de Caxias from Rio de Janeiro city. The Rio Iguaçu separates Duque de Caxias and Nova Iguaçu city. The Rio Sarapuí is the division between the 1st and 2nd districts, and Saracuruna River is the division between the 2nd of the 3rd districts.

Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro: Demographics

Duque de Caxias' Population Growth
Year Population
1960 785 041
1980 776 230
1995 770 669
2010 855 046
2012 858 334
2013 873 921

The population of Duque de Caxias is 873,921, up from the 785,041 in 1960. The city is not used to have an expressive index of growing population since it was founded. According to 2010 census, whites were 29.5%, brown (mulato and mixed races) were 58.8% and black people were representing 11.5%. Another races were representing 0.02% of population.

Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro: List of mayors

  • 1944–1944 – Homero Lara (intervenor)
  • 1944–1945 – Luis Eitor Gurgel do Amaral (intervenor)
  • 1945–1945 – Antonio Cavalcante Rino (intervenor)
  • 1945–1945 – Luis Eitor Gurgel do Amaral (intervenor)
  • 1945–1946 – Jorge Diniz de Santiago (intervenor)
  • 1946–1946 – Gastão Glicério de Gouveia Reis (intervenor)
  • 1946–1947 – José dos Campos Manhães (intervenor)
  • 1947–1947 – Jose Rangel (intervenor)
  • 1947–1947 – Custóvio Rocha Maia (intervenor)
  • 1947–1947 – Ten. Cel. Scipião of S. Carvalho (intervenor)
  • 1947–1950 – Gastão Glicério de Gouveia Reis
  • 1952–1955 – Braulino Reis de Matos
  • 1955 to 1959 – Francisco Correia
  • 1959–1963 – Adolfo David
  • 1963–1967 – Joaquin Tenorio Cavalcante
  • 1967–1971 – Moacir Rodrigues do Carmo
  • 1971 to 1971 – Francisco da Silva Estácio
  • 1971 to 1975 – General Carlos de Medeiros Marciano (intervenor)
  • 1975 to 1978 – Colonel Renato Moreira da Fonseca (intervenor)
  • 1978 to 1982 – Colonel Americo Gomes de Barros Filho (intervenor)
  • 1982–1984 – Hydekel Lima de Freitas (intervenor)
  • 1985–1988 – Juberlan de Oliveira
  • 1989–1990 – Hydekel de Freitas Lima
  • 1990–1992 – José Carlos Lacerda
  • 1993–1996 – Moacir Rodrigues do Carmo (PFL)
  • 1997–2000 – Jose Camilo Zito dos Santos Filho (PSDB)
  • 2001–2004 – José Camilo Zito dos Santos Filho (PSDB)
  • 2005–2008 – Washington Reis de Oliveira (PMDB)
  • 2009–2012 – José Camilo Zito dos Santos Filho (PSDB)
  • 2012 – – Alexandre Cardoso (PSB)

Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro: Economy

Economically, shows great growth in recent years, with the main industry and trade activities. There are about 809 industries and 10 thousand shops installed in the city. According to the IBGE, the municipality of Duque de Caxias registered in 2005, the 15th largest GDP in the national ranking [5] and the second largest in the state of Rio de Janeiro, in a total of 18.3 billion reais. [4] A City ranks second in the ranking of revenues of the state ICMS, losing only to capital.No the municipality is located one of the largest refineries of Petrobras, the reduction, has a gas-chemical pole, with one thermoelectric plant.

The main industries are: chemical, petrochemical, metarlúgico, gas, plastics, furniture, textiles and clothing.

Companies in several segments have been installed in Duque de Caxias, such as Jornal O Globo and Carrefour, taking advantage of the privileged position of the city, near major highways Brazil: Red Line, Yellow Line, President Dutra Highway, Rodovia Washington Luiz Avenue and Brazil, in addition to the proximity of the Tom Jobim International Airport and the distance of only 17 km from downtown Rio, bringing its products to major consumer centers easily: São Paulo, Minas Gerais and southern Brazil. The largest industrial park in Rio de Janeiro is the city, and companies registered as Texaco, Shell, Esso, Ipiranga, White Martins, IBF, Transport Carvalhaes, Sadia, Ciferal, among others. The segment is more concentrated in the sectors of chemical and petrochemical, stimulated by the presence of REDUC, the second largest in the country. In the register of industrial FIRJAN, Duque de Caxias occupies the second position in number of employees in Rio de Janeiro and third in number of establishments, behind only the capital and Petrópolis.

In the center of town there is intense popular trade, the majority concentrated in the streets of José Alvarenga and Nilo Peçanha.

Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro: Transport

There are 15 public transport companies which serve the municipality, and 11 municipal bus companies, a branch and three intercity rail.

Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro: Main road access

  • President Kennedy Avenue
  • Rio-Teresópolis
  • Red Line
  • BR-040

Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro: Education

According to Foundation Center for Science and Higher Education, Distance from the state of Rio de Janeiro, the Fundação CECIERJ / Consortium CEDERJ, Duque de Caxias city has 100 schools, 2 schools, federal, 102 state schools and 128 private schools. As the literacy rate of people living in the city with 10 years of age or older around 92.40% of the population. Some higher education institutions operating in the city:

The Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, with a campus in Xerém, offers graduate programs in nanotechnology, metrology, bioinformatics, forensic science and biotechnology from the second half of 2008.

The Faculty of Education of Baixada Fluminense is a state institution located in St. Louis suburb of Town and is a campus of the State University of Rio de Janeiro in the region, therefore, is subject to the university. Offers the graduate programs in education, mathematics and geography and also post-graduate: Specialist in curriculum organization and teaching in basic education and Masters in Education, Culture and Communication in urban peripheries.

Back the origins of the 1969 Educational Foundation of Duque de Caxias (FEUDUC). The graduate courses in biology, history, geography, mathematics, literature and information are supplied by the private institution, in addition to post-graduate.

The UNIGRANRIO is the largest and best known institution of higher education in Duque de Caxias, was created in the 70's with the name of Fluminense Association for Education (AFE) to be recognized as a university in 1994, when they adopted the current name. Their headquarters or main campus is located in the Garden district on August 25, and units in the Center and in Santa Cruz da Serra, also has campuses or units in other districts of the state and city of Rio de Janeiro, Silva Jardim, Niagara Falls, Campos of Goytacazes, Macaé and St. John of Meriti.

The council also has a campus of the University of Sa Estácio, located in the Garden August 25, where the courses are offered in polytechnics, and post-graduate degree in administration, law, computer science and letters.

There is also the School of Social Service Santa Luzia, a private garden also located in the district on August 25.

Duque de Caxias is one of the best schools in Brazil, Cefet-chemical, known as Cefeteq – Caxias. It also has one of the more traditional schools of Brazil, Pedro II College

Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro: Culture

The city with the Centro Cultural Oscar Niemeyer, the square of the Center Pacifier in the neighborhood, with the Public Library Leonel de Moura Brizola and Teatro Municipal Raul Cortez. The library contains about 10 thousand works and theater is composed of 440 seats.

The Municipality of Duque de Caxias houses the Historical Institute and Theater Procópio Ferreira. On December 11, 1980, through Resolution 494, the Office received the name of Alderman Thomé Siqueira Barreto and has in its collection, about 6 thousand photographic reproductions, a thousand documents, 680 books and periodicals, 1,700 newspapers and 85 tables. Among the pieces of the collection are a candlestick and a picture of St. Anthony, remnants of the former Church of St. John Baptist Traiaponga (today Santa Terezinha in Laifaiete Park), photos of the arrival of piped water in Duque de Caxias, the construction of the National Plant of engines (FNM), the visit of Juscelino Kubitschek and the reduction of the Village Code of Postura Star, 1846.

Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro: Heritage

Our Lady of Pilar Church – Located in the Old Road of Pillar, the church was built in 1720. Has strong features baroque, similar to buildings made in Minas Gerais and the material of its construction came from the Monastery of St. Benedict, as registration with gazetteer and Description of the Empire of Brazil, in 1863. Used by D. Pedro I, the former Port of Pilar was an important center for landing when the emperor was the center of Rio de Janeiro by the Guanabara Bay and sailed for the tributary of the Rio Iguaçu, until the Rio Pilar, where the port is located. The "New Way", as was known, was opened in 1704 by Garcia Pais, near the town of Our Lady of the Old Path. The church was registered on May 25, 1938.

Fazenda São Bento – The oldest farm in the municipality came to purchase the Monastery of St. Benedict of parts of the land of Christopher Monteiro, in 1591, initiating the process of colonization of the Vale do Rio Iguaçu. Today, only ruins remain of the chapel which dates from 1645 and the big house built between 1754 and 1757, and fallen to historic heritage on June 10, 1957.

Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro: Amenities

The theater at City Hall was inaugurated on 28 February 1975. Thirteen days later, was baptized with the name of Procópio Ferreira, in homage to the great actor and theatrical producer, through resolution No 1957 of 1975, signed by the Chairman of the Board of Luna Luis Braz. Ferreira Procópio himself and his daughter Bibi Ferreira, attended the event and were the highlights of the festival, alongside Nelson Carneiro. In 1978, the piece bag Canudos staged in the theater prize Moliére in the special category, made in the national network announced in the Official National Rede Globo.

The oldest public theater of Duque de Caxias is Armando Melo Theater, founded in 1967 with the show "The Enemies not Have Flowers" by Peter Bloch, and Barboza Leite as director and set designer.

Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro: Sports

The city hosts two football clubs: Duque de Caxias Futebol Clube is currently in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B in 2009 and Esporte Clube Tigres do Brasil, both of which competed in the top level of the state championship in 2009.

Duque de Caxias has two football stadiums, the Romário de Souza Faria is the Duque de Caxias Futebol Clube and has capacity for 10,000 spectators and the Estádio De Los Larios is Tigres do Brasil Esporte Clube's stadium with a capacity for 11,000 spectators.

Duque de Caxias also has an Olympic village.

Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro: Neighborhoods and districts

Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro: District 1

  • Centro (downtown)
  • Jardim 25 de agosto
  • Centenario
  • Engenho do Porto
  • Parque Duque
  • Parque Lafaiete
  • Vila São luiz
  • Jardim Leal
  • Gramacho
  • Sarapui
  • Doutor Laureano
  • Bar dos Cavalheiros
  • Jardim Gramacho
  • Olavo Bilac
  • Periquitos
  • Corte Oito

Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro: District 2

  • Campos Elyseos
  • Pilar
  • Cidade dos Meninos
  • Jardim Primavera
  • Figueira
  • Capivari
  • Saracuruna

Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro: District 3

  • Imbarie
  • Nova Campina
  • Santa Cruz da Serra
  • Cangulo
  • Chacarás Rio Petropolis
  • Chacara arcampo
  • Eldourado
  • Taquara
  • Parque Paulista
  • Parque Equitativa
  • Alto da Serra
  • Santa Lucia
  • Jardim Anhanga
  • Parada Morabi

Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro: District 4

  • Xerém
  • Mantiqueira
  • Parque Capivari
  • Jardim Olimpo
  • Lamarão
  • Amapá
  • Vila Canaã

Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro: Notable people

  • Alex Teixeira - footballer
  • Bruna Marquezine – actress
  • Evandro Costa - sports broadcaster and musician
  • Júlio César Soares Espíndola – footballer
  • Roberto Dinamite – ex-footballer

Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro: References

  1. IBGE – "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-01-09. Retrieved 2014-08-03.
  2. Unidade de Conservação: Reserva Biológica do Tinguá (in Portuguese), MMA: Ministério do Meio Ambiente, retrieved 2016-04-18
  3. "Parque Municipal da Taquara", mapa de cultura (in Portuguese), Secretaria de Estado de Cultura RJ, retrieved 2016-10-04
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