Rocinha

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Rocinha
Neighbourhood
Rocinha 1 by Diego Baravelli.jpg
Rocinha is located in Rio de Janeiro
Rocinha
Rocinha
Location in Rio de Janeiro
Rocinha is located in Brazil
Rocinha
Rocinha
Rocinha (Brazil)
Coordinates: 22°59′19″S 43°14′54″W / 22.98861°S 43.24833°W / -22.98861; -43.24833Coordinates: 22°59′19″S 43°14′54″W / 22.98861°S 43.24833°W / -22.98861; -43.24833
Country Brazil
StateRio de Janeiro (RJ)
Municipality/CityRio de Janeiro
ZoneSouth Zone
Administrative RegionRocinha
Area
 • Total143.72 ha (355.14 acres)
Population
 (2017)[1]
 • Total100,000
 • Density70,000/km2 (180,000/sq mi)
Rocinha as viewed from within Rocinha
Rocinha at night
A hilly road in Rocinha
Aerial view of Rocinha
Top-down view of the main road winding through Rocinha

Rocinha is the biggest and most populous favela in Brazil. It is in Rio de Janeiro on a 'doggy-style' hill. Its population is about 69,000 people.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bairro: Rocinha". Prefeitura do Rio de Janeiro. Retrieved 25 November 2014.