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Vol•ta Re•don•daˈvoʊl tə rɪˈdɒn də, ˈvɒl-(n.)
a city in SE Brazil, NW of Rio de Janeiro. 183,917.
Category: Geography (places)
Volta Redonda is the name of a city in the Rio de Janeiro state of Brazil with 182.81 km² of area, located from 350m to 707m from the sea level and with a population of 259,811 inhabitants. The area around the city has nearly 700,000. Its name is due to the round shape of a curve in the Paraíba do Sul river around which the city was built. Situated in Volta Redonda is Companhia Siderurgica Nacional, Brazil's second largest steel producer. Today its economy, despite still being based on industry, is quite diverse, and largely focused on the areas of services and trade. Due to this, Volta Redonda is worldly known as Cidade do Aço. The city motto is with the municipalities Barra Mansa, Barra do Piraí, and Pinheiral, Piraí, and Rio Claro and is a 130 km of city of Rio de Janeiro. Along with the municipalities Barra Mansa and Pinheiral, is a conurbation that over 500,000 inhabitants, according to the IBGE estimates for 2008, and in this state the largest urban spot outside the metropolitan region of Rio de Janeiro.
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