Nova Iguau is a city in Rio de Janeiro state in Brazil. It is part of the Greater Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area. It was the state's second largest city in population until Mesquita was split off, and now it is the fourth largest behind So Gonalo, Duque de Caxias and the state capital, Rio de Janeiro. It lies northwest of Rio de Janeiro, in the centre of the northern part of its metropolitan area, Baixada Fluminense. The current mayor is Sheila Gama (PDT). The city is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Nova Iguau. Its estimated population is around 800,000 people. Although Nova Iguau is not best defined as a commuter town, but as a suburb of Rio de Janeiro it is under the influence of the capital tens of hundreds of workers and students commute daily to the capital, or weekly or monthly so as to find more options in culture, entertainment, goods, health care, etc.
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