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São Gonçalo(souN go͝onsä`lo͝o), city (1990 pop. 827,967), Rio de Janeiro state, SE Brazil, on Guanabara Bay opposite the city of Rio de Janeiro. It is a distribution point and a manufacturing center.
a city in southeastern Brazil, in Rio de Janeiro State; situated on Guanabara Bay. Population, 162,700 (1970). São Gonçalo has a railroad station. Industry includes the manufacture of construction materials and chemicals, oil refining, food processing, and ferrous metallurgy.