São João de Meriti
is a Brazilian city in Rio de Janeiro state. Its
historical name is São João do Rio Meriti. Its population was 598,456
inhabitants in 2013. Its located in the region of Baixada Fluminense, having
34.996 km² (13.451 square miles).
The city is known as "Americas'
Anthill", because its population density is one of the highest in the
continent (13,185/km² or 34,815/sq mi).