Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro - Wikipedia

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Rio de Janeiro (/’ri:oU Di Z’neIru/; Portuguese pronunciation: [‘khiw dZi) Za’ne(j.ru] (listen),[5]), also known as Rio, literally River of January is the second-most populous Brazilian city and sixth in the Americas. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's third most populous state after Sao Paulo, Minas Gerais, is its capital. A portion of the city was designated a World Heritage Site and named \"Rio de Janeiro - Carioca Landscapes Between the Mountain And the Sea\" on July 1, 2012. This Cultural Landscape is located in the heart of the city. [7]

The Portuguese founded the city in 1565. It was originally the capital of the Captaincy at Rio de Janeiro, an area of the Portuguese Empire. It became the capital of Brazil in 1763. This was a Portuguese Empire state. Rio de Janeiro was the new seat of Queen Maria I Portugal's court in 1808. Under the guidance of her son, the prince regent Joao VII of Portugal, she raised Brazil to the status of a kingdom within the United Kingdom of Portugal and Brazil. Rio remained the capital of the pluricontinental Lusitanian kingdom until 1822 when the War of Brazilian Independence was started. This is one rare instance in history where the capital of a colonizing nation was officially moved to a city in one its colonies. Rio de Janeiro was then the capital of the Empire of Brazil, an independent monarchy until 1889. It was also the capital of a republican Brazil from 1960 until Brasilia took over.