ancestorwhite in Brazil has more
its population that is irreligious (13.33%), barely changing since
2000 (while the first-ranked, Boa Vista, has 21.16%). It is also
the Brazilian capital with the greatest percentage of Spiritists (now
1. January 2008.
2. ^ Preamble to the Constitution Cortes
Generales (27 December
1978). "Spanish Constitution". Tribunal
Constitucional de Espaa.
Retrieved 28 January 2012.
3. ^ Third article. Cortes Generales (27
contemporarily lower and lower middle class residential Santa
Cruz, one of the largest and most populous of Rio de Janeiro's
neighbourhoods, most notably Companhia Siderrgica do
Atlntico (CSA), a new steel mill with its own private docks on
after 1889, when
the return of municipal autonomy.
The city hosted the 2007 Pan American Games and the 2014
FIFA World Cup Final. On 2 October 2009, the International
Olympic Committee announced that Rio de Janeiro would host
the 2016 Olympic Game
l gas from fields off the northern coast of Rio de Janeiro state are
a major asset used for
in Rio such as: Merck, Roche, Arrow, Darrow, Baxter, Mayne, and
Compared to other cities, Rio de Janeiro's economy is the 2nd
largest in Brazil, behind So
Guanabara Bay and Santa Teresa, Cosme
Velho, Laranjeiras, Humait, Lagoa,Jardim Botnico, and Gvea.
It is the wealthiest part of the city and the best known overseas;
the neighborhood of Leblon in particular has the most expensive
real estate in all of Sout
young people in spite of cruelties of social fortune. Rio in recent
year has had a scheme where adults aged 18 to 25 where made
to have literacy tests and education.
The first notable work of realism focusing on the urban lowermiddle class is Manuel Antni
to do with European-looking phenotypes rather than ancestry, and
two full siblings can be of different "racial" categories, or
actually in a skin color and phenotype continuum
between plido (branco) or fair-skinned, brancomoreno or swarthy
the monarchy was replaced by a republic. Until the early years of
the 20th century, the city was largely limited to the neighbourhood
now known as the historic city centre (see below), on the mouth of
Guanabara Bay. The city's centre of gravity began to s
to be bought in the shops, and no knowledge of the game
whatsoever among the locals.
Rio at night from ISS.
According to the 2010 IBGE Census, there were 5,940,224
people residing in the city of Rio de Janeiro. The census
revealed the following number
mountains and hills are offshoots of the Serra do Mar to the
northwest, the ancient gneiss-granite mountain chain that forms
the southern slopes of the Brazilian Highlands. The large West
Zone (Zona Oeste), long cut off by the mountainous terrain, had
Superior Institute of Technology in Computer Science of Rio de
, notable for having its own 3 ft (914 mm) narrow
gauge funicular railway on its grounds.
In Rio, there were 1,033 primary schools with 25,594 teachers
the same level of
Norway, the world's highest country HDI)
Bangu neighborhood (HDI: 0.794; at the
same level of
The HDI of Brazil overall was 0.755 and Rio State was 0.761. The
city scores 0.800.
Further information: List of Brazilian
(PDF). Unin de
2012 (36th session)
Latin America and Europe
Rio de Janeiro (/rio di nro, -de -, d d-/; Portuguese pronunciation: [i.u di neju]; River
of January), or simplyRio, is the
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Rail in Europe: Do You Speak
Spanish? Europe on Track".
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3. ^ "Spain has developed Europe's
largest high-speed rail network
1. ^ El
3. ^ Joseph Harrison, David Corkill
(2004). "Spain: a modern European
economy". Ashgate Publishing.
4. ^ "Poblacin extranjera por sexo, pas
de nacionalidad y edad". Instituto
Nacional de Estadstica. Archive
proclaimed the independence of Brazil in 1822, he decided to
keep Rio de Janeiro as the capital of his new empire. Rio
continued as the capital of Brazil
is 21 C (70 F), the average annual maximum temperature is
27 C (81 F), and the average annual
(the former cathedral), So Jose, Santa Lucia, Nossa Senhora
, and Urca, which border
at the edge of the forest, in the Gvea district. The 1984
film Blame It on Rio was filmed nearby, with the rental house used
by the story's characters sitting at the e
2. Newspapers. Retrieved 6
^ DiGregorio, Sarah (1 December
Rio de Janeiro
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This article is
from 0 to 1,020 m
about the city.
(from 0 to 3,349 ft)
For the state,
see Rio de
and the stadium has introduced seating for all fans. Currently
undergoing reconstruction, it has now the capacity for 90,000
fans; it will eventually hold around 80,000 people. Maracan was
site for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and football
prosperity in Rio as city workers and small traders. The
Portuguese cultural influence is still seen in many parts of the city
(and many other parts of the state of Rio de Janeiro), including
architecture and languagealmost every person native to Braz
School, the Lyce Franais and the British School of
; the James Bond filmMoonraker; the Oscar award-winning,
critically acclaimed Central Station by Walter Salles, who is also
one of Brazil's best-known directors; and the Oscar awardwinning historical dram
being built in
rock formation (some, such as Erich von Dniken in his 1973
book, In Search of Ancient Gods, claim it to be a sculpture)
resembling a sphinx-like, bearded head that is visible for many
The British arrival in Bangu and the
Rio de Janeiro.
Centre of Human Science of theFederal University of the State of
Rio de Janeiro.
Military Institute of Engineering.
The city has several universities and research institutes.
The Ministry of Education has cer
developing manufacturing activities in Rio's metropolitan area,
enabling it to compete with other major cities for new investment
As with manufacturing, Rio is an important financial centre,
second only to So Paulo in volume of business
While the city has in past had a thriving tourism
to open in 2004. Formally known as "Cidade da Msica" (City of
Music), it has an inauguration anticipated for the beginning of
2013. The project will host the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra
becoming a main ce
So he wrote to his wife, Elizabeth, asking her to join him, and to
bring a football, as well as their children. And shortly after her
arrival, in September 1894, the first football match in Brazil took
place in the field beside the textile factory. It was
Leblon neighbourhood (HDI: 0.967; at
network of influence exerted by
and the second most active stock market in Brazil, the Bolsa da
Valores do Brasil. Tourism and entertainment are other key
aspects of the city's economic life and the city is the nation'
and recorded by Astrud Gilbertoand Joo Gilberto, Frank Sinatra,
and Ella Fitzgerald. It is also the main key song of the bossa
nova, a musical genre that was born
Municipal Theatre of Rio de Janeiro.
Rio Janeiro 's Theatro Municipa
1. February 2010.
2. Retrieved 18 January2014.
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Public Works and Transport. 2013.
4. ^ a b "World Urban Areas: Population &
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5. ^ United Nations Department of