Open main menu

Rio de Janeiro ("River o Januar", Inglis pronunciation: /ˈriːoʊ deɪ dʒəˈnɛəroʊ/; Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈʁiu dʒi ʒaˈnejɾu]), commonly referred tae simply as Rio, is the caipital ceety o the State o Rio de Janeiro, the seicont lairgest ceety o Brazil an the third lairgest metropolitan aurie an agglomeration in Sooth Americae, 6t lairgest in the Americaes.

Rio de Janeiro
Municipality
Município do Rio de Janeiro
The Municipality o Rio de Janeiro
Frae the top, left tae richt: Christ the Redeemer, Rio–Niterói brig, Dountoun frae the Guanabara Bay, Maracanã Stadium, Sugarloaf cable caur, the pavement o Copacabana Beach, an panorama o the ceety taken frae Corcovado.
Frae the top, left tae richt: Christ the Redeemer, Rio–Niterói brig, Dountoun frae the Guanabara Bay, Maracanã Stadium, Sugarloaf cable caur, the pavement o Copacabana Beach, an panorama o the ceety taken frae Corcovado.
Banner o Rio de Janeiro
Banner
Offeecial seal o Rio de Janeiro
Seal
Nickname(s): Cidade Maravilhosa ("The Marvelous Ceety") or simply Rio
Location in the State o Rio de Janeiro
Location in the State o Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro is locatit in Brazil
Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 22°54′30″S 43°11′47″W / 22.90833°S 43.19639°W / -22.90833; -43.19639Coordinates: 22°54′30″S 43°11′47″W / 22.90833°S 43.19639°W / -22.90833; -43.19639
Kintra  Brazil
Region Sootheast
State Bandeira do estado do Rio de Janeiro.svg Rio de Janeiro
Foondit 1 Mairch 1565
Govrenment
 • Teep Mayor-cooncil
 • Bouk Prefeitura da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro
 • Mayor Eduardo Paes (PMDB)
Aurie
 • Municipality 1,221 km2 (486.5 sq mi)
 • Metro 4,539.8 km2 (1,759.6 sq mi)
Elevation frae 0 tae 1,021 m (frae 0 tae 3,349 ft)
Population (2015)[1]
 • Municipality 6,453,682
 • Rank 2nt
 • Urban 11,616,000
 • Metro 12,280,702 (2nt)
 • Metro density 2,705.1/km2 (7,006/sq mi)
Demonym(s) carioca
Time zone BST (UTC-3)
 • Simmer (DST) BDT (UTC-2)
Postal Code 20000-000
Aurie code(s) +55 21
Wabsteid Ceety o Rio de Janeiro

The ceety wis the caipital o Brazil for nearly twa centuries, frae 1763 tae 1815 durin the Portuguese colonial era, 1815 tae 1821 as the caipital o the United Kinrick o Portugal, Brazil an Algarves, an frae 1822 tae 1960 as an independent naition. Rio is nicknamed A Cidade Maravilhosa or "The Marvelous Ceety." It is considered a Beta- Warld Ceety.

Rio de Janeiro represents the seicont lairgest GDP in the kintra (an 30t lairgest in the warld), estimatit at aboot 140 billion reais (IBGE/2007), an is the headquarters o twa major Brazilian companies – Petrobras an Vale, an major ile companies an telephony in Brazil, besides the lairgest conglomerat o media an communications companies in Latin Americae, the Globo Organizations. Considered bi mony varsities an institutes, is the seicont lairgest centre o research an development in Brazil, accounting for 17% o naitional scienteefic production – accordin tae 2005 data.

Internaitional relationsEedit

ReferencesEedit

  1. "2013 population estimates. Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) (1 July 2013)" (PDF). Ibge.gov.br. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  2. "Miasta partnerskie Warszawy". um.warszawa.pl. Biuro Promocji Miasta. 2005-05-04. Retrieved 2008-08-29. 
  3. "Rio 2016". Rio 2016. Retrieved 2010-06-14. 
  4. "Mapa Mundi de las ciudades hermanadas" (in (in Spaingie)). www.munimadrid.es. Retrieved 2010-06-14. 
  5. "Lei Municipal do Rio de Janeiro 4917 de 2008 - Wikisource" (in (in Portuguese)). Pt.wikisource.org. Retrieved 2010-06-14. 
  6. http://spl.camara.rj.gov.br/spldocs/pl/2006/pl0980_2006_008195.pdf
  7. "Lei Municipal do Rio de Janeiro 3467 de 2002 - Wikisource" (in (in Portuguese)). Pt.wikisource.org. Retrieved 2010-06-14. 
  8. "Lei Municipal do Rio de Janeiro 3152 de 2000 - Wikisource" (in (in Portuguese)). Pt.wikisource.org. Retrieved 2010-06-14. 
  9. Leis sancionadas e vetos (21 de janeiro de 2008). Lei n.º 4.752/2008. Câmara Municipal do Rio de Janeiro. Página visitada em 26 de outubro de 2008.
  10. Lei nº 2.643/1998. Câmara Municipal do Rio de Janeiro. Página visitada em 26 de dezembro de 2008.