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The neighbourhood of Cidade de Deus
(siˈdadʒi dʒi ˈdewʃ, City of God
) is part of the borough of Jacarepaguá
Jacarepaguá , with a land area of is the 4th largest neighborhood in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 2000, it had a population of 100,822, making it the 9th most populous neighborhood in the city...
, in the Western Zone of the city of Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro , commonly referred to simply as Rio, is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil, and the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America, boasting approximately 6.3 million people within the city proper, making it the 6th...
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. It is also known as CDD
among their inhabitants.
The neighbourhood was founded in 1960, planned and executed by the state government of Guanabara as part of the policy to systematically remove favela
A favela is the generally used term for a shanty town in Brazil. In the late 18th century, the first settlements were called bairros africanos . This was the place where former slaves with no land ownership and no options for work lived. Over the years, many freed black slaves moved in...
s from the center of Rio de Janeiro and settling their inhabitants in the suburb
The word suburb mostly refers to a residential area, either existing as part of a city or as a separate residential community within commuting distance of a city . Some suburbs have a degree of administrative autonomy, and most have lower population density than inner city neighborhoods...
It is portrayed in the 2002 film City of God
- Area (2003): 1.2058 km² (0.4656 mi²; 298.0 ac)
- Population (2000): 38,016
- Residences (2000): 10,866
- Administrative Region: XXXIV - Cidade de Deus
In 2011, a local currency called CDD
was created for use exclusively in the Cidade de Deus, to encourage inhabitants to spend more locally, thus boosting the local economy. The currency is subsidized. Its value is indexed to about 20% higher than the national currency, the Brazilian real
The real is the present-day currency of Brazil. Its sign is R$ and its ISO code is BRL. It is subdivided into 100 centavos ....