Rio de Janeiro in Brazil – the Marvellous City
The Marvellous City (Cidade Maravilhosa) - Rio de Janeiro is one of the world’s most beautiful cities in Brazil and is also the capital of the state of the same name.
Rio de Janeiro meaining 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.
The World’s biggest events will come to Brazil Rio in the near future!
The traditional carnival in Rio de Janeiro is usually in February/March.
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FIFA World Cup
For all football lovers the 2014 FIFA World Cup will be held in the homeland of football – Brazil. World Cup will be something of a dress rehearsal for the Olympics 2016th.
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
The 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development called UNCSD 2012 will be held in Rio de Janeiro.
In 2010 the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon appointed, a High Level Panel on global sustainability, which will report to the UN global environmental conference in Rio de Janeiro in 2012, 20 years after the Earth Summit in Rio.
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.
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
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.
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
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