Rio de Janeiro is the second largest city in Brazil, on the South Atlantic coast. It’s also the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America. The harbour of Rio de Janeiro is comprised of a unique entry from the ocean that makes it appear as the mouth of a river. Additionally, the harbor is surrounded by spectacular geographic features including Sugar Loaf mountain, Corcovado Peak, and the hills of Tijuca. These features collectively make the harbor one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Population
In 2010, the city of Rio de Janeiro was the 2nd most populous city in Brazil, approximately 6.3 million people within the city proper, making it the 6th largest in the Americas, and 26th in the world The city had 1,200,697 opposite-sex couples and 5,612 same-sex couples. The population of Rio de Janeiro was 53.2% female and 46.8% male. Rio de Janeiro is home to the largest Portuguese population outside of Lisbon in Portugal. Religion
The ascending order of religious view in Rio are as follow.. Catholic 60.71% ,Protestant 17.65% ,Irreligious 13.33% ,Spiritist 3.44% ,Umbandist 0.72% Jewish 0.4% Climate
Rio has a tropical savanna climate that closely borders a tropical monsoon climate according to the Köppen climate classification, and is often characterized by long periods of heavy rain from December to March .[ Clouds under the statue of Christ: one of Brazil's most known images in the world. Culture
Rio de Janeiro is a main cultural hub in Brazil. Its architecture embraces churches and buildings dating from the 16th to the 19th centuries, blending with the world renowned designs of the 20th century. Rio was home to the Portuguese Imperial family and capital of the country for many years, and was influenced by Portuguese, English, and French architecture. National Constume
Famous place to visit
Shopping malls can be found all over town, with the cheaper ones like Shopping Tijuca and Shopping Iguatemi and popular upscale shopping...
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