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About Rio de Janeiro

The Rio de Janeiro is located in southeastern Brazil, the richest and most dynamic in the country, and offers easy access to the largest consumer market in South America Postcard of the country, the State of Rio de Janeiro has an incomparable beauty with a great diversity of climates and landscapes, and intense cultural life, providing outstanding fun to the population and tourists.

The State of Rio de Janeiro is ranked second in the country's economy and presents the most significant growth rate in recent years in relation to the main states of southeastern Brazil. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) state, according to CIDE Foundation, reached R $ 88,265 billion, or 12.9% of Brazilian GDP in 1996. If it were a country, the Rio de Janeiro would be the fourth largest in Latin America in value of real output, behind Brazil, Argentina and Mexico.

Postcard of the country, the State of Rio de Janeiro has an incomparable beauty with a great diversity of climates and landscapes, and intense cultural life, providing outstanding fun to the population and tourists and attractive investment opportunities in the state.

Beyond the city of Rio de Janeiro, internationally known, the state has a compelling variety of tourism resources, and each city offers a surprise.

Inside, municipalities and serrano Petropolis, Teresopolis, Itaipava, Itatiaia Nova Friburgo and mild temperatures present in large green areas, wide range of hotels and restaurants, and the charms of its own local culture, strongly influenced by Swiss and German immigrants. The coastline, known for its beauty, stretches for 636 km, stimulating the implementation of water sports and allowing the best options for leisure by the sea and the beaches and tropical islands of Angra dos Reis, Ilha Grande wild atmosphere, the historic attractions of Parati, the sun all year round in Cabo Frio, the busy nightlife in Buzios and Cabo Frio, among others.

All these places are less than three hours from the city of Rio de Janeiro, one of the world's best known for its natural beauty. The unmistakable Sugar Loaf, Christ with open arms watching the famous beaches like Copacabana and Ipanema from the top of Corcovado Mountain, and the largest urban forest in the world, the Tijuca Forest, the Rio has everything to offer tourists. But the city is not just to see. Attractions include besides the exuberant nature, fine dining, great amusement parks, variety of evening activities, museums and local history, and shows great football at the Maracana, the world's largest stadium. To complete the charm and humor of Rio de Janeiro is one of the strengths of the city, which can be checked in informal talks in bars in the corner, in trips by cycling on the seafront, in concerts, on New Year's Eve party and rave Carnival.

The Plan of Tourism of the city of Rio de Janeiro 1609 points points with high tourist potential. Of this total, 70% are cultural resources (museums, churches, cultural centers, restaurants, etc.) and 30% natural (parks, plazas, promenades and beaches). In the center of the city space that goes to the Museum of Modern Art to the France-Brazil area concentrates the largest number of cultural centers and museums in the country per square meter

The State of Rio de Janeiro offers excellent opportunities for expansion of tourism, attracting eco-tourists and sun lovers, sports enthusiasts and researchers in search of history and culture.

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With land area of ​​43,780.157 km square, the Rio de Janeiro is the smallest state in the Southeast. As the population count conducted in 2010 by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), the state's population totaled 15,989,929 inhabitants, with a population density of 365.2 inhabitants per square kilometer.

The territory which now corresponds to Rio de Janeiro was inhabited by several Indian tribes: Tupinambás, Goitacá, Guaianás, Tamoios, Botocudo, Tupiniquins, among others. During the process of colonization, Rio de Janeiro received Portuguese, French, and African slaves. Later, the state also was the destination of migratory flows from Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Spain, etc..

The Rio de Janeiro over the years achieved a remarkable increase in population and currently is the third most populous state in Brazil. Its more than 15.9 million inhabitants are distributed in 92 municipalities. The city of Rio de Janeiro, the state capital, is the most populous: 6,320,446 inhabitants. Other cities with high population concentration Rio de Janeiro are: São Gonçalo (999,728), Duque de Caxias (855,048), New Delhi (796,257), Niterói (487,562) and Belford (469,332).

With the Human Development Index (HDI) of 0.832, the Rio de Janeiro occupies the 4th place in national ranking of HDI. The literacy rate is the third largest in the country (96%), behind only Amapá (97.2%) and the Federal District (96.6%). The Rio de Janeiro has the second highest average of schooling in Brazil: 45.6% of its population have eight or more years of studies.

The majority of the population resides in urban areas: 96.7%, which makes the Rio de Janeiro one of Brazil's most urbanized states. The environmental sanitation services meet 84.6% of households Rio de Janeiro. The infant mortality rate is 18.3 deaths per thousand live births, below the national average, which is 22.


Data from the population of Rio de Janeiro:

Population: 15,989,929 inhabitants.

Density: 365.2 inhabitants per square kilometer.

Population growth rate: 1.1% per year.

Urban population: 96.7%.

Rural population: 3.3%.

Illiteracy: 4%

Functional illiteracy: 14.1%.

Access to water: 88.1%.

Access to sewage system: 84.6%

Infant mortality: 18.3 deaths per thousand live births.

Murders (with intent to kill): 33 per 100 000 inhabitants.

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  • Last visit to Rio de Janeiro: Sep 2011
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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