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Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian State of Rio de Janeiro

State Capital City: Rio de Janeiro

State Abbreviation: RJ

Rio de Janeiro is one of the states of Brazil, #18 on map.

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

It has the third most populous Brazilian state with a population of 16 million of people in 2011.

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Rio de Janeiro , Campos dos Goitacazes, São João de Meriti, Belford Roxo, Niterói, Duque de Caxias, Nova Iguaçu, São Gonçalo, Petrópolis, Volta Redonda, Magé, Itaboraí

Official state website: www.governo.rj.gov.br (Portuguese)

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