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Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

December 9th, 2005 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 
 

Rio de Janeiro (meaning River of January in Portuguese), pron. IPA /χiu dʒi ʒaneiɾu/ in Brazilian Portuguese and /ʁiu də ʒɐnɐiɾu in European (African and Asian) Portuguese) is the name of both a state and a city in southeastern Brazil. Commonly known as just Rio (particularly in English), the city is considered by many to be among the most beautiful cities in the world. It is famous for the hotel-lined tourist beaches Copacabana and Ipanema, for the giant statue of Jesus, known as Christ the Redeemer ("Cristo Redentor") on the Corcovado mountain, and for its yearly Carnival celebration. It also has the biggest forest inside an urban region, called Floresta da Tijuca, or "Tijuca Forest".

Rio de Janeiro is located at 22 degrees, 54 minutes south latitude, 43 degrees 14 minutes west longitude (22°54′S 43°14′W). The population of the city proper of Rio de Janeiro is about 6,150,000 (as of 2004), occupying an area of 1256 km² (485 sq. miles). The larger metropolitan area population is estimated at 10-13 million. It is Brazil's second-largest city after São Paulo and was the country's capital until 1960, when Brasília took its place. Residents of the city are known as cariocas. The city's current mayor is Cesar Maia.

(Source: Wikipedia)

One Response to “Rio de Janeiro, Brasil”

  1. ALAN FELIPE MENDES Says:

    COM CERTEZA O BRASIL TODO PODE SER CONSIDERADO UMA MARAVILHA DO MUNDO NATURAL, SEJA PELO ESPLENDOR DO PÃO DE AÇUCAR / CORCOVADO, SEJA PELAS CATARATAS DE IGUAÇU, SEJA PELA CHAPADA DOS VEADEIROS E DIAMANTINA, PELAS ILHAS FERNANDO DE NORONHA E MARAJOS, PELOS PANPAS DO SUL, OU SEJA PELA MATA ATLÂNTICA EM MATO GROSSO E MATO GROSSO DO SUL, SEJA AINDA E MUITO MAIS PELA MAIOR E MAIS BELA FLORESTA DO MUNDO, COM O MAIOR RIO DO MUNDO, COM A MAIOR BIODIVERSIDADE DO MUNDO, O QUAL CHAMADOS CARINHOSAMENTE DE AMAZONIA. E NÃO PODEMOS DESPRESAR AINDA O POVO MAIS CALIENTE, FERVOROSO E AMISTOSO DE TODO O MUNDO.

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