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Rio de Janeiro (state)

Rio de Janeiro (state)
Full nameRio de Janeiro
Official nameEstado do Rio de Janeiro
State of Rio de Janiero
Native name langpt
Settlement typeState
MottoRecte Rem Publicam Gerere (Latin)
"Conduct the affairs of the public with righteousness"
AnthemNovember 15th
Capital and Largest CityRio de Janeiro
GovernorSérgio Cabral Filho
Vice GovernorLuís Fernando de Sousa
Total Area16866.7 sq mi (43696.1 km2)
Area rank24th
Total Population15993583 (3rd) (2010 census)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (2nd) (0/sq mi)
Year2006 estimate
TotalR$ 296,768,000,000 (2nd)
Per capitaR$ 17,695 (3rd)
Category0.832 - high (3rd)
Other information
Time zoneBRT (UTC-3)
- Summer (DST)BRST (UTC-2)
Postal Code20000-000 to 28990-000
ISO 3166 codeBR-RJ

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Rio de Janeiro (-ptˈxiu dʒi ʒaˈnejɾu) is one of the 27 states of Brazil.

Rio de Janeiro has the second largest economy of Brazil behind only São Paulo state.

The state of Rio de Janeiro is located within the Brazilian geopolitical region classified as the Southeast (assigned by IBGE). Rio de Janeiro share borders with all the other states in the same Southeast macroregion: Minas Gerais (N and NW), Espírito Santo (NE) and São Paulo (SW). It is bounded on the east and south by the Atlantic Ocean.

Rio de Janeiro has an area of 43,653 km2. Its capital is the city of Rio de Janeiro, which was the capital of the Portuguese Colony of Brazil from 1763 to 1815, capital of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves from 1815 to 1822, and capital of independent Brazil from 1822 to 1960.

The state's largest cities are Rio de Janeiro, São Gonçalo, Duque de Caxias, Nova Iguaçu, Belford Roxo, Niterói, São João de Meriti, Campos dos Goytacazes, Petrópolis, Volta Redonda, Magé, Itaboraí, Macaé, Mesquita, Cabo Frio, Nova Friburgo, Barra Mansa and Angra dos Reis.

Rio de Janeiro is the smallest state in the Southeast macroregion and one of the smallest in Brazil. It has, however, the third longest coastline in the country (second only to those of Bahia and Maranhão).

In the Brazilian flag, the state is represented by the Beta star in the Southern Cross (β=Mimosa).

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BusinessWeek--Prospective resources fell from 6.7 billion barrels in a 2009 study by oil auditing firm DeGolyer & MacNaughton, OGX said today in a statement distributed in -Rio de Janeiro-. Contingent oil resources rose to 3 billion barrels from 2 - Date : Fri, 15 Apr 2011 22:41:48 GMT+00:00
Around The Classical Internet: April 15, 2011 - NPR (blog) Tweet this news
NPR (blog)--Well, check out -Rio de Janeiro-, after half the musicians in the Brazil Symphony Orchestra were sacked. BBC Music Magazine gave out its annual awards, and the top spot went to hometown band the London Symphony Orchestra. The Los Angeles Philh - Date : Fri, 15 Apr 2011 23:12:20 GMT+00:00
Nike Olympic deal extended through 2016 - Portland Business Journal Tweet this news
Portland Business Journal--The deal makes Washington County-based Nike (NYSE: NKE) the official outfitter of the US Olympic team for the 2012 and 2016 Summer Games in London and -Rio de Janeiro- and the 2014 Winter Olympic games in Sochi, Russia. “The O - Date : Mon, 11 Apr 2011 21:09:08 GMT+00:00
TAM Airlines invests $300 million in Rio operations - eTurboNews Tweet this news
eTurboNews--LONDON, England - TAM Airlines' international routes from -Rio de Janeiro- gain new frequencies as of May and August. The company will offer a daily service to-and-from Frankfurt as of 2 May, and increase the current four weekly services - Date : Mon, 11 Apr 2011 23:03:37 GMT+00:00
'Rio' unleashes the sounds of Brazil - Variety Tweet this news
Variety--Not many cities come with their own signature sound, but then again, not many cities are -Rio de Janeiro-, where, in the new 3D animated movie "Rio," birds launch into song, bolstered by the rhythms of the streets and the rainfo - Date : Mon, 11 Apr 2011 22:02:42 GMT+00:00
Brazil's Petrobras Looks to Chinese Financing - Tweet this news DE JANEIRO- - Brazil's oil giant Petrobras is taking advantage of the BRIC country summit in China to test the waters for Chinese financing. Neyde Safadi, Petrobras general manager for corporate finance, said her CFO, Almir Guilherme B - Date : Tue, 12 Apr 2011 01:19:21 GMT+00:00
Emirates Expands South American Network With Flights to Buenos Aires and Rio ... - eTravelBlackboard - Asia Edition Tweet this news
eTravelBlackboard - Asia Edition--Two of South America's most iconic cities will soon have a faster link to Dubai and over 100 destinations worldwide when Emirates commences its daily non-stop service to -Rio de Janeiro- and extension to Buenos Aires - Date : Tue, 12 Apr 2011 03:19:17 GMT+00:00

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