Niterói (Portuguese pronunciation: [niteˈɾɔj]) is a municipality of the state of Rio de Janeiro in the southeast region of Brazil. It lies across Guanabara Bay from the city of Rio de Janeiro and forms part of the Rio de Janeiro Metropolitan Area. It has an estimated population of 487,327 inhabitants (2010) and an area of 129.375 km (80.39 mi), making it the sixth most populous city in the state. It has the highest Human Development Index of the state. The city has the nicknames of Nikity, Nicki City and the Smile City (Cidade Sorriso). Studies by the Getulio Vargas Foundation in June 2011 classified Niterói as the richest city of Brazil, with 55.7% of the population included in class A. Considering the classes A and B, Niterói also appears in the first place, with 85.9% of the population in these classes. The word "Niterói" comes from the Tupi language and means "water that hides". It was founded on 22 November 1573 by the Tupi Amerindian chief Araribóia (who later was converted to Roman Catholicism and given the Christian name of Martim Afonso, after the Portuguese explorer Martim Afonso de Sousa). It makes Niteroi the only Brazilian city to have been founded by a non-Christian, non-assimilated Brazilian Amerindian.Wikipedia
This is a perfect opportunity to take a break from your routine and enjoy a fun-filled holiday. Niterói in Brazil is an ideal destination for a vacation! Niterói is located at a short trip away from Rio De Janeiro a major city in Brazil. Take a short trip from Niterói and set some time aside to explore the Rio De Janeiro. Dotted with places like Cristo Redentor On Corcovado, Pao De Acucar, Sugarloaf Mountain; it will definitely be a good idea. Also, to reach Niterói, you'll have to take a flight to Rio De Janeiro; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. To explore Niterói, set aside 1 to 2 number of your days. You'll be coming back for more!
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