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Nova Iguaçu

Nova Iguacu
Full nameNova Iguaçu
Official nameThe Municipality of Nova Iguaçu
Settlement typeMunicipality
Founded15 January 1833
Other information
Postal Code26000-000
Area code+55 21

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:Not to be confused with Nova Iguaçu de Goiás.

Nova Iguaçu (-ptˈnɔvɐ iɡwaˈsu, New Iguaçu) is a city in southeast Brazil in the Baixada Fluminense region of Rio de Janeiro state. It was the state's second largest city until Mesquita was split off, and now is the fourth largest after São Gonçalo and Duque de Caxias. It lies northwest of the city of Rio de Janeiro, on the limits of the metropolitan area. The current mayor is Sheila Gama (PDT). The city is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Nova Iguaçu.

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