Rio De Janeiro

Interesting Facts about Rio de Janeiro

  • Rio de Janeiro’s is nicknamed Cidade Maravilhosa (The Marvelous City).
  • Rio de Janeiro means River of January in Portuguese.
  • Rio de Janeiro is Brazil’s second largest city. Sao Paulo is the first.
  • Rio de Janeiro was the capital of Brazil for almost two centuries from 1763 to 1960 when it was moved to Brasilia.
  • With roots in Africa, Brazil’s famous Samba music started in the neighborhoods of Rio de Janeiro.
  • Rio is Brazil’s biggest tourist destination
  • The average minimum temperature in Rio is 68 °F (20°C) and the average maximum temperature is 82 °F (28 °C).
  • Rio will be hosting the 2016 Olympic Games and the last match of the 2014 World-Cup.
  • Football is the most popular Sport in Rio de Janeiro. Rio de Janeiro is home to 5 traditional Brazilian football clubs: América Football Club, Botafogo, Fluminense, Vasco da Gama and Flamengo.
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