Coordinates: 22°39′10″S 43°02′27″W / 22.65278°S 43.04083°W / -22.65278; -43.04083
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Flag of Magé
Official seal of Magé
Location in Rio de Janeiro and Brazil
Location in Rio de Janeiro and Brazil
Magé is located in Brazil
Coordinates: 22°39′10″S 43°02′27″W / 22.65278°S 43.04083°W / -22.65278; -43.04083
Country Brazil
StateRio de Janeiro
Founded1566[citation needed]
 • MayorRafael Tubarão
 • Total385.7 km2 (148.9 sq mi)
5 m (16 ft)
 (2020 [1])
 • Total246,433
 • Density640/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−3 (BRT)
WebsiteMunicipality official's website

Magé (Portuguese pronunciation: [maˈʒɛ]) is a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro.

Magepe-Mirim (pronounced [maˈʒɛpi miˈɾĩ]) was established in 1566 by Portuguese colonists. It is considered to be a calm place, especially compared to nearby Rio.


In the October 5th, 2008 municipal elections, Núbia Cozzolino was re-elected mayor with 51% of the vote but had her mandate revoked in 2009 after being impeached on various corruption charges. She was succeeded by her deputy Rozan Gomes who was also impeached resulting in a by-election. On 31 July 2011, Nestor Vidal of PMDB won with 68.62% of the vote.[2]


Magé borders Petrópolis to the north, Duque de Caxias to west, Guapimirim to the east and Guanabara Bay to the south.

The climate is tropical throughout the municipality, except in areas near the Serra dos Órgãos with a subtropical highland climate.

The municipality contains part of the Central Rio de Janeiro Atlantic Forest Mosaic , created in 2006.[3] It also contains the 14,146 hectares (34,960 acres) Suruí Environmental Protection Area.[4]


Populational Growth of Magé
Ano População
1960 86 981
1975 107 422
1990 183 204
2000 219 007
2010 227 322
2020 246 433

According to then-mayor Nestor Vidal, the high index of growth in population is caused by low taxes and low prices of homes in the city. As of 2020, the population is 246,433, up from the approx. 90,000 in the 1960s. According to the 2009 census, whites constituted 15.2% of the demographic makeup, browns (mulatos) were 66.6%, and blacks were 19.1%. Other races represented 0.01% of the population in Magé. Class A population was 1.5%, Class B 46.2%, Class C 47.1% and Class D 6.2%. This indicates the index of poverty is high in the city; more than 55% are living in the poverty line in Magé.

Notable people[edit]

The Brazilian Internationally well known soccer player Mané Garrincha was born in Magé (Pau Grande) in October 28, 1933.


  1. ^ IBGE 2020
  2. ^ "Novo prefeito de Magé tomará posse na próxima quarta-feira" [The new mayor of Magé will assumed office in the next Tuesday]. R7. 4 August 2011. Retrieved 4 August 2011.
  3. ^ Costa, Lamas & Fernandes 2010, p. 13.
  4. ^ Herrera 2012, p. 29.