Rio de Janeiro
The destination commonly referred to as Rio, is the second largest city in Brazil and home to the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Located in South America, Brazil encompasses about half of the continent’s land area, placing Rio in South America’s largest country. Rio’s beaches, attractions and rich culture entices many visitors throughout the year.
Dialing Code: 55 21
Leader: President Dilma Rousseff, Mayor Eduardo Paes
Population: 6.32 milli0n (2010)
Currency: Real (BRL)
Government: Federal government, Presidential system, Constitutional republic
Official Language: Portuguese
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