Rio de Janeiro

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Rio de Janeiro (; Portuguese: [ˈʁi. u d(ʒi) ʒɐˈne(j)ɾu]; River of January), or simply Rio, is anchor to the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area and the second-most populous municipality in Brazil and the sixth-most populous in the Americas. Rio de Janeiro is the capital of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's third-most populous state.

Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named "Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea", by UNESCO on 1 July 2012 as a Cultural Landscape. Founded in 1565 by the Portuguese, the city was initially the seat of the Captaincy of Rio de Janeiro, a domain of the Portuguese Empire. Later, in 1763, it became the capital of the State of Brazil, a state of the Portuguese Empire. In 1808, when the Portuguese Royal Court transferred itself from Portugal to Brazil, Rio de Janeiro became the chosen seat of the court of Queen Maria I of Portugal, who subsequently, in 1815, under the leadership of her son, the Prince Regent, and future King João VI of Portugal, raised Brazil to the dignity of a kingdom, within the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil, and Algarves. Rio stayed the capital of the pluricontinental Lusitanian monarchy until 1822, when the War of Brazilian Independence began.

Country:
Brazil
Region:
Latin America
Population:
6,300,000 people
Safe tap water:
No, contaminated
Internet speed:
19 Mbps
Best wireless carrier:
Best coffee:
Cafeina
Cashless society:
Yes, cards OK almost everywhere
Best taxi app:
http://uber.com
Gender ratio (% man):
44 %
Power:
115V230V60Hz
Ambulance:
192
Fire department:
193
Police:
190

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