Outline of Rio de Janeiro

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Coat of arms of Rio de Janeiro

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Rio de Janeiro:

Rio de Janeirocapital and most populous city of Rio de Janeiro state, and the second most populous city in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro was founded in 1565 by the Portuguese as part of the Portuguese Empire. It was the capital and political center of Brazil, where events like the Proclamation of the Republic took place. Brasília overtook Rio de Janeiro as the new capital of Brazil in 1960. Rio de Janeiro is known for its cultural riches, such as Carnival, samba and bossa nova, beaches such as Copacabana and Ipanema, and also for the Christ the Redeemer statue overlooking the city. Major education institutions include the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, the Rio de Janeiro State University, and Colégio Pedro II.


General reference[edit]

Geography of Rio de Janeiro[edit]

Geography of Rio de Janeiro

  • Rio de Janeiro is:
  • Population of Rio de Janeiro: 7,456,682
  • Area of Rio de Janeiro: 1,221 km2 (486.5 sq mi)
Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro is located in Brazil
Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro
Location within Brazil
Coordinates: 22°54′30″S 43°11′47″W / 22.90833°S 43.19639°W / -22.90833; -43.19639

Location of Rio de Janeiro[edit]

Environment of Rio de Janeiro[edit]

Natural geographic features of Rio de Janeiro[edit]

Cotunduba Island
Barra da Tijuca, a neighborhood in the West Zone

Areas of Rio de Janeiro[edit]

Districts of Rio de Janeiro[edit]

Neighbourhoods in Rio de Janeiro[edit]

Locations in Rio de Janeiro[edit]

  • Tourist attractions in Rio de Janeiro
    • Museums in Rio de Janeiro
    • Shopping areas and markets
    • World Heritage Sites in Rio de Janeiro

Aqueducts in Rio de Janeiro[edit]

Bridges in Rio de Janeiro[edit]

Cultural and exhibition centres in Rio de Janeiro[edit]

Forts in Rio de Janeiro[edit]

Monuments and memorials in Rio de Janeiro[edit]

Museums and art galleries in Rio de Janeiro[edit]

Museums in Rio de Janeiro

Palaces and villas in Rio de Janeiro[edit]

Parks and gardens in Rio de Janeiro[edit]

Public squares in Rio de Janeiro[edit]

Religious buildings in Rio de Janeiro[edit]

Secular buildings in Rio de Janeiro[edit]

Streets in Rio de Janeiro[edit]

Theatres in Rio de Janeiro[edit]

Demographics of Rio de Janeiro[edit]

Demographics of Rio de Janeiro

Government and politics of Rio de Janeiro[edit]

Pedro Ernesto Palace, the seat of the Municipal Chamber of Rio de Janeiro

Politics of Rio de Janeiro

Law and order in Rio de Janeiro[edit]

History of Rio de Janeiro[edit]

Founding of Rio de Janeiro in 1565. Painting by Antônio Firmino Monteiro
Rio de Janeiro in 1816.
Carioca Square, Rio de Janeiro by Nicolas-Antoine Taunay. Museu Nacional de Belas Artes

History of Rio de Janeiro

History of Rio de Janeiro, by period or event[edit]

Timeline of Rio de Janeiro

History of Rio de Janeiro, by subject[edit]

Culture of Rio de Janeiro[edit]

Museum of Tomorrow, a building designed to adapt to changing environmental conditions
Academia Brasileira de Letras, in charge of Brazilian literary arts

Culture of Rio de Janeiro

Arts in Rio de Janeiro[edit]

Architecture of Rio de Janeiro[edit]

Architecture in Rio de Janeiro

  • Buildings in Rio de Janeiro
    • Tallest buildings in Rio de Janeiro

Cinema of Rio de Janeiro[edit]

Literature of Rio de Janeiro[edit]

Literature in Rio de Janeiro

Music of Rio de Janeiro[edit]

The Cidade das Artes concert hall
Heitor Villa-Lobos, born in Rio de Janeiro in 1887

Music of Rio de Janeiro

Theatre of Rio de Janeiro[edit]

Theatre in Rio de Janeiro

Visual arts of Rio de Janeiro[edit]

Botafogo Beach (ca. 1870) by Edoardo De Martino. Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo
A float at Rio Carnival, 2014
Fernando Henrique Cardoso, sociologist and politician who served as the 34th President of Brazil, born in 1931 in Rio de Janeiro

Art in Rio de Janeiro

Events in Rio de Janeiro

Festivals in Rio de Janeiro

Languages of Rio de Janeiro

Media in Rio de Janeiro

People from Rio de Janeiro

Religion in Rio de Janeiro[edit]

Religion in Rio de Janeiro

Interior of the Nossa Senhora do Monserrate do Rio de Janeiro, a Benedictine abbey founded in 1590
Religion Percentage Number
Catholic 51.09% 3,229,192
Protestant 23.37% 1,477,021
Irreligious 13.59% 858,704
Spiritist 5.90% 372,851
Umbanda and Candomblé 1.29% 72,946
Jewish 0.34% 21,800
Source: IBGE 2010.[2]

Sports in Rio de Janeiro[edit]

2016 Summer Olympics closing ceremony held on 21 August 2016 at the Maracanã Stadium
The Maracanã Stadium, the world's largest stadium by capacity

Economy and infrastructure of Rio de Janeiro[edit]

View of the financial center of Rio
Copacabana Palace hotel
The CasaShopping mall

Economy of Rio de Janeiro

Transportation in Rio de Janeiro[edit]

Bike Rio rental station located in Mauá Square

Public transport in Rio de Janeiro

Rail transport in Rio de Janeiro[edit]

Rail transport in Rio de Janeiro

Education in Rio de Janeiro[edit]

Education in Rio de Janeiro

See also[edit]


  1. ^ It is pronounced [ˈʁi.u d(ʒi) ʒaˈnejɾu] in the variety of Brazilian Portuguese spoken in Rio de Janeiro according to Larousse Concise Dictionary: Portuguese-English, 2008, p. 339. Vowel reduction at /a ~ ɐ/ was added as it is the most often used speech pattern in vernacular, colloquial and educated colloquial modes of speech. [ˈʁi.u dʑi ʑəˈnejɾu] is possibly the way most Brazilians, and particularly most cariocas, would actually pronounce it. The European Portuguese pronunciation is: [ˈʁi.u ðɨ ʒɐˈnɐjɾu].
  2. ^ "Sistema IBGE de Recuperação Automática — SIDRA". Sidra.ibge.gov.br. Retrieved 11 October 2012.

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of Rio de Janeiro