Rio de Janeiro in Portuguese is called ˈʁi.u dʒi ʒɐˈnejɾu, Rio is one of the Brazilian states with a high economy. This state is located in the Brazilian geopolitical area.
Where is Rio De Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro is bordered by other states in the southeast such as Minas Gerais (N and NW), São Paulo (SW) and Espírito Santo (NE). While the eastern and southern parts are surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. Rio de Janeiro has an area of around 43,653 km2 (16,855 sq mi).
Rio de Janeiro is the smallest country in the southeastern part of Macroregion and it is also the smallest state in Brazil. Although small, Rio is the third most populous state with a population of 11 million in 2011.
Also see: Largest City in Brazil
The Neutral City
A little about the history of Rio de Janeiro. In 1834, the city of Rio de Janeiro was changed to “neutral city”, which functioned as the state capital with headquarters located in Niterói, a neighboring city which in 1889, the city became the capital of a republic, a neutral city became a district Federal and province turn into states.
Subsequently, in 1894, Petrópolis became the capital of Rio de Janeiro until 1902.
The New State of Rio de Janeiro
Then in 1975, the states of Guanabara and Rio de Janeiro joined under the name Rio de Janeiro, and the city became the state capital. The symbol of the former state of Rio De Janeiro is preserved and vice versa, the symbol of the former state of Guanabara was kept in the city of Rio de Janeiro.
Rio Da Janeiro in Photos