Volta Redonda is one of the main cities of Rio de Janeiro. It is also the cradle of industrialization in Brazil and main city of the Médio Paraíba Fluminense.

General Data

Microregion: Vale do Paraíba Fluminense (Paraíba Valley of the State of Rio de Janeiro)
Mesoregion: Sul Fluminense (The South of the State of Rio de Janeiro)
Area: 182.2 Km²
Population: 261,403 inhabitants IBGE / 2009
Population density: 1,402.2 inhabitants / km²
Relief: It ranges from 350 to 707 m of altitude
Main River: Paraíba do Sul

Privileged Location

85 km from Angra dos Reis (RJ)
134 km from Rio de Janeiro (RJ)
180 km from Juiz de Fora (MG)
220 km from São José dos Campos (SP)
310 km from São Paulo (SP)
438 km from Belo Horizonte (MG)


IDH: 0.815 PNUD 2000 (3rd of Rio de Janeiro State)
GNP: R$ 7.763.567,00 IBGE 2008
Per Capita Income: R$ 29.881,59 IBGE 2008
Annual Budget: R$ 755,8 million

Endereço: Praça Sávio Gama, 53 – bairro Aterrado – Volta Redonda – CEP: 27215-620
TEL: (24) 3339 9132 FAX: (24) 3339 9117 E-Mail: smdet@epdvr.com.br