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About the City of Rio de Janeiro

Seal of Rio de JaneiroSatellite view showing São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro or shortened Rio de Janeiro, second major city and the former capital (1763- 1960) of Brazil. The city is located in the south east of Brazil at the South Atlantic Ocean.

Rio is the capital of the Brazilian state of the same name (Rio de Janeiro) and is the chief port of Brazil. The megacity has a population of about 6.1 million people, 11-12 million live in the larger metropolitan area.

Ipanema with its famous beach is located in the southern region of Rio de Janeiro, adjacent east of Ipanema lies Copacabana with its beaches. Rio is #6 in National Geographic's 2010 Top 10 List of Beach Cities.
Rio's Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea are a UNESCO World Heritage site, described as an exceptional urban setting inclusive the natural key elements that shaped and inspired the development of the city, from the highest points of the Tijuca National Park’s mountains down to the sea. They also include the Botanical Gardens (Jardim Botânico), established in 1808, Corcovado Mountain with its famous statue of Christ, and the hills around Guanabara Bay.

2014 FIFA World Cup
The city was one of the twelve host cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Seven matches including the Final were held at the Maracanã stadium (officially named: Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho).

2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games
In 2009, in Copenhagen (Denmark), the then IOC President Jacques Rogge announced that Rio de Janeiro had won the right to host the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The 2016 Summer Games, the world's largest sporting event, will take place in South America for the first time.

The Map shows a city map of Rio de Janeiro with expressways, main roads and streets, and the location of Santos Dumont Airport (IATA Code: SDU), Rio’s city airport.
Zoom out to find of Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport (IATA Code: GIG), situated north of the city.

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Sugarloaf Mountain (Pão de Açúcar), Rio de Janeiro
Sugarloaf Mountain or Pão de Açúcar in Portuguese, Rio's famous landmark. Image: Gfonsecabr

Panorama of Barra da Tijuca, the famous borough in the West Zone of Rio de Janeiro. Image: Barrazine da Barra

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Local Time Rio de Janeiro:
Monday-May-30  02:58  
Brazil Standard Time: UTC/GMT -3 hours
Daylight Saving Time starts on the 3rd Sunday of October and ends on the 3rd Sunday of February shifts time offset to UTC/GMT -2 hours.
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Google Earth: Searchable map/satellite view of the City of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil.
City Coordinates: 22°54′30″S 43°11′47″W
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Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
The Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Image: Brazilian Government

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External Links:
Rio de Janeiro (official website)

Official tourism website of the State of Rio de Janeiro.
Rio Guide
Official tourism website of the City of Rio de Janeiro.
Maracanã stadium
The official stadium website.

Wikipedia: Rio de Janeiro
Wikipedia entry: Rio de Janeiro

Other Cities in South America:

Asunción (Paraguay) - Bogotá D.C. (Colombia) - Buenos Aires (Argentina) - Caracas (Venezuela) - Cayenne, Kourou (both French Guiana) - Georgetown (Guyana) - La Paz, Sucre (both Bolivia) - Lima (Peru) - Montevideo (Uruguay) - Paramaribo (Suriname) - Quito (Ecuador) - Santiago (Chile)

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