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Country  Brazil
Founded  March 28, 1835
Time zone  UTC-3
Area  4,032 km²
Region  Southeast
Elevation  14 m (46 ft)
Postal Code  28000-000
Population  356,608 (2010)
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Weather  33°C, Wind SW at 8 km/h, 55% Humidity
Colleges and Universities  Instituto Federal Fluminense, State University of Norther, Faculdade de Medicina, Escola Superior de Admin

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Campos dos Goytacazes ([ˈkɐ̃puʒ duʒ ɡojtaˈkaziʃ]) is a municipality located in the northern area of Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil, with a population of 472,300 inhabitants.

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Map of Campos dos Goytacazes - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Location

Campos dos Goytacazes has an area of 4,032 km² (1,557 sq mi), which makes it the largest municipality in the state by area, and its elevation is 14 m. Its name comes from the geographical characteristic of the region, very flat with fields (campos in Portuguese) and from the Goytacazes Indians, which inhabited the region. Campos, as the city is usually known, is a macro region of the Northern Fluminense, and is a micro region of Campos dos Goytacazes. The city has a tropical climate.

The municipality contains part of the 21,444 hectares (52,990 acres) Desengano State Park, created in 1970.

The city's distance to Rio de Janeiro city, which is the capital of the state, is 286 kilometres (178 mi). BR-101 is the access highway of the city of Campos. Regular air services are operated from its airport Bartolomeu Lysandro. It is the easternmost municipality in Rio de Janeiro.

History

Colonization of the area started in the 16th century, and the village of São Salvador de Campos de Goytacazes was founded on May 29, 1677. On March 28, 1835 the village was promoted to city status.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Campos was the see of Bishop Antônio de Castro Mayer, nicknamed "The Lion of Campos", who was one of the bishops who opposed the Vatican II reforms and who teamed with Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre of Dakar to consecrate four independent bishops in Écône, Switzerland, in 1988. Nowadays there are in Campos two Roman Catholic jurisdictions: a Diocese, whose Bishop is Monsignor Roberto Gomes Guimarães and the Personal Apostolic Administration of Saint John Mary Vianney, whose Apostolic Administrator is Monsignor Fernando Areas Rifan.

Economy

City's economy is based on oil extraction. The GDP for the city was R$58,011,293. (2014).

The per capita income for the city was R$122,693 (2014).

Education

Portuguese language is the official national language, and thus the primary language taught in schools. But English and Spanish are part of the official high school curriculum.

Educational institutions

  • Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense;
  • Universidade Cândido Mendes;
  • Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro;
  • Faculdade de Medicina de Campos;
  • Faculdade de Direito de Campos;
  • Faculdade de Odontologia Campos;
  • IF Fluminense (former CEFET Campos);
  • Universidade Federal Fluminense;
  • Universidade Salgado de Oliveira;
  • Universidade Estácio de Sá;
  • Faculdade Batista Fluminense;
  • Ise-Censa;
  • Unigranrio;
  • Demographics

    The population of Campos is 471,737, up from the 436,008 in 2000, but down from the 1990s, 1980s, 1970s, 1960s and 1950s. The city in the 1950s was the second largest of the state of Rio de Janeiro. The reasons behind these reductions are the "crash" that the economy of the town, based on oil, suffered in 1954, something similar that happened in Detroit with the auto industries. According to the 2010 census, whites represent 70.4% of population, brown or mulatos 20% and black of African 7.1%. Other races represent 3.5% of the population.

    Sports

    There are at least three football clubs in the city: Americano, Campos, Goytacaz and Rio Branco. The derby between Americano and Goytacaz is known as Goyta-cano.

    References

    Campos dos Goytacazes Wikipedia


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