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Paquetá Island (Portuguese: Ilha de Paquetá) is an island in Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro. The name of the island is a Tupi word meaning "many pacas". The island is an auto-free zone, so travel is limited to bicycles and horse-drawn carriages. Paquetá has twenty baobabs, a type of African tree - the only ones in Brazil beside the Baobá in Passeio Público in Fortaleza. One of them is called "Maria Gorda" (Fat Maria), which residents kiss for luck.

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  • Copyright: Ricardo Rodrigues (ricardomattos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 921 W: 6 N: 2276] (12353)
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  • Date Taken: 2008-11-23
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