Jacarepaguá Info

Address: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Jacarepaguá History

Jacarepaguá with a land area of 29.27 square miles (75.8 km2), is a neighborhood situated in the West Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 2010, it had a population of 157,326. The name comes from the indigenous name of the location, “shallow pond of caymans”, yakaré (cayman, C. yacare) + upá (pond) + guá (shallow), by the time of the Portuguese colonization.