About Saquarema

Saquarema is a town and a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro. Its population is 73,421 (2013) and its area is 353,566kmĀ². It is located almost 100 km east of Rio de Janeiro. It is known as Brazil's surfing capital.

During the mid-19th century, the Conservative Party and its leaders were known as "Saquarema" because of their base of support here