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Angra dos Reis is in Rio de Janeiro state of Brazil. It is located at an altitude of 6 meters and has 365 in its offshore islands. It was discovered on January 6, 1502, but settled only from 1556. Its population estimated on 1 July 2009 was 168,664 inhabitants. It has an area of 816.3 km ². The neighboring municipalities are Paraty, Rio Claro and Mangaratiba in the territory of the state, and Bananal and São José do Barreiro São Paulo on the side.

A beautiful mirage of numerous islands, Angra dos Reis is a popular getaway for Rio residents, since there are plenty of nice beaches around. If you end up in the town of Angra dos Reis itself, it is quite likely that you are on your way to the popular island Ilha Grande, since Angra is the main port to the island.

To know well this part of the Fluminense Green Coast, one must travel by boat, being able to see the crystalline waters, and the mansions of the rich and famous, erected on private islands.

Angra dos Reis went into decline after 1872 with the opening of railways, returning to occupy a prominent position in the third decade of the twentieth century when a railway extension connects the states of Minas Gerais and Goias, on agriculture production by draining it from them. The railway extension in meter gauge, still exists and is currently operated by the Ferrovia Centro-Atlântica.

Among all of its islands, Ilha Grande stands out. Considered the paradise of adventurers, with its trails, waterfalls and deserted beaches, it played an important role in Brazil’s historical-cultural scenario for having housed a prison for almost 60 years.

In the past, Angra dos Reis was one of the most important ports of the Fluminense coast. Ships loaded with goods docked there from the other side of the world. Slave ships also arrived there with hundreds of slaves to supply forced labor in the coffee plantations of the region. Most of the city is surrounded by hills, which contributed to the beginning of 2010 several homes and hostels suffering the effects of landslides, mainly on the Big Island.