Mayor: José Luiz Nanci

Estimated population: 1.044.058 people (IBGE 2016)
Territorial expansion: 247,709 km²
Main Economic Activities: Commerce & Services and Industry

The city of São Gonçalo is currently considered an strategic business location. It has the second largest population of the state, behind only to the capital, and it is amongst the largest of the country. The city is crossed by three large access route, RJ-106, RJ-104 e BR-101. Its territory is splited into five districts, São Gonçalo used to house farms and sites. Nowadays, it has been increasing in all directions and it’s been already considered a large comercial and industrial hub of Metropolitan Region of Rio hosting important factories and companies and being responsible for producing several farming products.