The area of the city around 1260 square kilometers. The population of the Greater Rio de Janeiro in 2007, about 13,782,000 people.
Located in the state of Rio de Janeiro, the capital of the state, the city was the former capital of Brazil before the construction of Brasilia DC current
The designation of the name Rio Didjaniroa where the Spanish fleet arrived in Janiora
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's largest city means river in January in Portuguese. Is one of the most beautiful cities in the world by many. Area of jurisdiction: 43.653 km and is slightly larger than Denmark and its capital (Rio de Janeiro) and was the capital of Brazil before the construction of Brasilia, capital of the Brazil. Contain the state the most important tourist attractions and most famous beaches in the world, including Copacabana and Ibenema
The Rio de Janeiro offer stunning one of the most beautiful cities in the world. And Rio is located between the mountains covered by forests and the Atlantic Ocean and the picturesque Guanabara Bay blue. Antiques and sparkling white beaches and palm trees Albasagh the Sahel region. The mountain rises to a height of Sugar Love 404 m from the peninsula in the Gulf
Rio was founded when the Portuguese soldiers built a fort and a village near what is now in the Guanabara Bay in 1565 AD. The Portuguese settled there in order to control the port and called the name of their city, the Gulf, which was called at that time, Rio de Janeiro (River of January).
Different slums called Alvvelaz significantly different from the high-end Copacabana. And lives of thousands of poor people in the huts on the slopes of steep mountains and coastal lands infested swamps.
And residential suburbs are located in the valleys near the Rio. Lives of many workers on low incomes in these small towns