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Corcovado, PR -- U.S. comunidad in Puerto Rico
Population (2000): 1527
Housing Units (2000): 534
Land area (2000): 0.517136 sq. miles (1.339376 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.517136 sq. miles (1.339376 sq. km)
FIPS code: 20482
Located within: Puerto Rico (PR), FIPS 72
Location: 18.461187 N, 66.776789 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Corcovado, PR

Corcovado , meaning " hunchback" in Portuguese, is a mountain in central Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The granite peak is located in the Tijuca Forest, a national park. It is sometimes confused with nearby Sugarloaf Mountain.

Corcovado hill lies just west of the city center but is wholly within the city limits and visible from great distances. It is known worldwide for the 38-metre (125 ft) statue of Jesus atop its peak, entitled Cristo Redentor or " Christ the Redeemer".

Corcovado (song)

"Corcovado" (known in English as "Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars") is a bossa nova song written by Ant├┤nio Carlos Jobim in 1960. An English lyric was later written by Gene Lees. The Portuguese title refers to the Corcovado mountain in Rio de Janeiro. Andy Williams recorded the song with English lyrics, reaching #92 in the Billboard Hot 100 and #18 in the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart in 1965.

Corcovado (disambiguation)

Corcovado is a mountain in central Rio de Janeiro.

Corcovado may also refer to:

Corcovado (Chubut)

'''Corcovado (Chubut) ''' is a village and municipality in Chubut Province in southern Argentina.

Corcovado (genus)

Corcovado is a genus of longhorn beetles of the subfamily Lamiinae, containing the following species:

  • Corcovado bezarki Martins & Galileo, 2008
  • Corcovado peruviense Lane, 1973
  • Corcovado ruber (Bates, 1881)

Usage examples of "corcovado".

Another handful on the naked cap of Sugarloaf and at the feet of the mighty Christ of Corcovado, miraculously untouched by the ravening of the God of Gold.

Through the narrow alleys between buildings she could glimpse the old landmark, Corcovado, the gigantic statue of Christ the Redeemer atop a central peak of the city.

He was pointing at the giant figure of Christ the Redeemer atop nearby Corcovado peak.

And they had taken a cable car to the summit of Sugar Loaf, that landmark for generations of sailors hungry for land and the sensual delights of Rio, where they had seen much of the city spread out before them like a rich man's toy, and the funicular railway to the statue of Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado, the peak called Hunchback, where, up close, Krebs had felt dwarfed by its immensity but curiously blessed by its outspread arms.

I was immediately struck by the figures around the altar: pretos velhos, caboclos in multicolored feathers, saints who would have seemed to be marzipan were it not for their Pantagruelian dimensions, Saint George in a shining breastplate and scarlet cloak, saints Cosmas and Damian, a Virgin pierced by swords, and a shamelessly hyperrealist Christ, his arms outstretched like the redeemer of Corcovado, but in color.