Rio de Janeiro in Brazil – Travel guide to the Marvellous City

The Marvellous City (Cidade Maravilhosa) - Rio  de Janeiro is a global hotspots and one of the world’s most beautiful cities in Brazil. It is also the capital of the state of the same name and the second largest city in Brazil.

We all like Brazilians, right? Rio de Janeiro,  is a city of colours, meaning January river is located on Brazil’s southeastern coast. The city also called the City of God and city of dreams is perhaps best known for its carnival. Some believe mystique Rio is one of the world’s most beautiful cities where you have high mountain that goes straight into the ocean surrounding the city.

  • Brazil is ranked as the best tourist country 2014 according to Lonely Planet one big reason is World Cup.

Upcoming events in Brazil Rio

The World’s biggest events will come to Brazil Rio in the near future!

Carnival 2015
The traditional carnival in Rio de Janeiro is usually in February/March.
Read more about the carnival

Logotype Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games
Olympics
In 2016, biggest event of all – the Summer Olympics will be in Brazil Rio. The preparation for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games is going extremely well according to the IOC.
Official website: http://www.rio2016.com.br

Airports in Brazil Rio

There are two airports in Rio de Janeiro: International Airport, Galeão (GIG), domestic airport in central Rio Santos Dumont (SDU). The International Airport of Rio de Janeiro-Galeão is located 20 km north of Rio de Janeiro.

Brazil flag About Brazil

The population in Brazil is 193,7 million.
Official name: República Federative do Brasil
The capital is Brasília (2,6 million IBGE 2010)
GDP (US$ billions) 1,574.0
GDP per capita (US$) 8,220
Currency: Real (BRL)
Biggest religion: Catholic
Independence day:
7 September
Language: Portuguese

 

Brazil Rio de Janeiro flag Population in Brazil Rio de Janeiro

The residents of Rio are called Cariocas. The city of Rio de Janeiro has 6 094 000 inhabitants (2005) live on an area of 1 182 km ² and 11 352 003 (2005) live in the entire metropolitan area on a surface of 4 658 km².

Settlements in Brazil Rio are scattered along the coast, between forest-covered mountains, hills and wide sandy beaches.

Density 4.781 inhabitants / km²

It is noteworthy that the three municipalities previously included in the metropolitan area has recently been excluded, so that data from different sources may vary depending on whether they still expect these municipalities.

Area

Coordinates: 22 ° 54’30 “S 43 ° 11’47″ W / -22.90833, -43.19639

Altitude Mode 0-1 021 m above sea level
Municipality of 1.260 km²- Metropolitan area 4,557,3 km²

Among the most famous neighborhoods in Rio are Leme (where the Atlantic coast begins), Copacabana, Ipanema and Barra da Tijuca.

The State of Rio de Janeiro

Major cities in the state of Rio de Janeiro: Rio de Janeiro, Nova Igaςu, Niterói, Duque de Caxias, São Conςalo, São João de Meriti, Campos, Macaé, Petrópolis, Vassouras, Nova Friburgo, Bara Mansa, Bara do Piraí,Volta Redonda and Belford Roxo

Read more about the rich culture of Rio de Janeiro

 

 

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