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** Rio de Janeiro **

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This article is about the city. For the state, see Rio de Janeiro (state).
For other uses, see Rio de Janeiro (disambiguation).

Rio de Janeiro
Municipality
/Município do Rio de Janeiro/
Municipality of Rio de Janeiro
From the top, left to right: Christ the Redeemer, Botafogo's cove, Rio
Downtown, Rio–Niterói bridge, Maracanã Stadium, and panoramic
view of Barra da Tijuca from Pedra da GáveaFrom the top, left to right:
Christ the Redeemer, Botafogo's cove, Rio Downtown, Rio–Niterói
bridge, Maracanã Stadium, and panoramic view of Barra da Tijuca from
Pedra da Gávea
Flag of Rio de Janeiro
*Flag* Coat of arms of Rio de Janeiro
*Coat of arms*

Nickname(s): /Cidade Maravilhosa/ (Marvelous City)
Location in the state of Rio de Janeiro
Location in the state of Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro is located in BrazilRio de JaneiroRio de Janeiro
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 22°54′30″S 43°11′47″W /
22.90833°S 43.19639°W / -22.90833; -43.19639Coordinates:
22°54′30″S 43°11′47″W / 22.90833°S
43.19639°W / -22.90833; -43.19639
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast
State Bandeira do estado do Rio de Janeiro.svg Rio de Janeiro
Founded 1 March 1565
Government
 â€¢ Mayor Eduardo Paes (PMDB (2009–present))
Area
 â€¢ Municipality 1,221 km^2 (486.5 sq mi)
 â€¢ Metro 4,557 km^2 (1,759.6 sq mi)
Elevation from 0 to 1,020 m (from 0 to 3,349 ft)
Population (2014)^[1]
 â€¢ Municipality 6,453,682
 â€¢ Rank 2nd
 â€¢ Density 5,377/km^2 (13,930/sq mi)
 â€¢ Urban 11,616,000
 â€¢ Metro 12,090,607 (2nd)
Demonym(s) Carioca
Time zone BRT (UTC−3)
 â€¢ Summer (DST) BRST (UTC−2)
Postal Code 20000-000
Area code(s) +55 21
Website Rio de Janeiro, RJ

*UNESCO World Heritage Site*
Type Cultural
Criteria vi
Designated 2012 (36th session)
Reference no. 1100
State Party Brazil


Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rio_de_Janeiro

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