Independence Centenary International Exposition

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EXPO Rio de Janeiro 1922
BIE-class Universal exposition
Name Independence Centenary International Exposition
Visitors 3,000,000
Countries 14
Country Brazil
City Rio de Janeiro
Venue Avenida Rio Branco
Coordinates 22°54′17″S 43°10′39″W / 22.90472°S 43.17750°W / -22.90472; -43.17750
Opening September 7, 1922 (1922-09-07)
Closure March 23, 1923 (1923-03-23)
Universal expositions
Previous Panama–Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco

Ibero-American Exposition of 1929 in Sevilla and

1929 Barcelona International Exposition in Barcelona
commemorative Brazilian stamp, 1922 Independence Centenary International Exposition

The Independence Centenary International Exposition was a World Expo[1] held in Rio de Janeiro from September 7, 1922 to March 23, 1923,[2] to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Brazil's Independence. The expo happened during Epitácio Pessoa's mandate and was regarded as an opportunity to show off the growing industries and the potential market from Brazil. The fair was constructed alongside of the Rio Branco Avenue in a landed area built just for the occasion.

A total of 14 countries from 3 continents participated in the exposition.

Over 3,000,000 people attended the event.[3]



Argentina, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, France, England, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Portugal, Sweden and United States.[citation needed]

Exposition Pavilions[edit]

  • Administration Pavilion;
  • Food Pavilion;
  • Statistics Pavilion;
  • Festivity Pavilion;
  • Agriculture and Roads Pavilion;
  • Small Industries Pavilion;
  • Large Industries Pavilion;
  • Hunting and Fishing Pavilion;
  • Antarctica Beer Pavilion;
  • Jewelry Pavilion;
  • Portugal's Honor Pavilion.

States Pavilion[edit]

The Brazilian States Pavilion was the biggest pavilion in the fair with 6,013 exhibitors from all Brazilian states.[4]