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Niterói
Municipality
Municipality of Niterói
Município de Niterói
In the foreground, to the left, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Niterói. In the background, Icaraí Beach.
In the foreground, to the left, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Niterói. In the background, Icaraí Beach.
Flag of Niterói
Flag
Official seal of Niterói
Seal
Nickname(s): 

Nikiti
Cidade Sorriso (Smile City)
Terra de Araribóia (Land of Araribóia)
Capital Estadual da Qualidade de Vida
(State Capital of Quality of Life)
Location of Niterói in the state of Rio de Janeiro
Location of Niterói in the state of Rio de Janeiro
Country Brazil
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Region Southeast
State Rio de Janeiro
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Founded 22 November 1573
Incorporated 1835
Area
 • Total 129.38 km2 (49.95 sq mi)
Elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2018 est.)
 • Total 511,786
 • Density 3,955.68/km2 (10,245.2/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
Postal Code
24000-000
Area code(s) 21
HDI (2010) 0.837 very high
Website niteroi.rj.gov.br

Niterói (Portuguese pronunciation: [niteˈɾɔj], [nitɛˈɾɔj]) is a municipality of the state of Rio de Janeiro in the southeast region of Brazil. 511,786 people lived here since 2018. It has an area of 129.375 km2 (49.952 sq mi), making it the fifth most populous city in the state.

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