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Rio de Janeiro





Rio de Janeiro ranks high amongst the spectacular cities of the world. The city of Rio de Janeiro was at a point of time the capital of the exotic nation of Brazil.
The name Rio de Janeiro evolved from the English phrase 'River of January'. This city is also sometimes lovingly termed as 'Cidade Maravilhosa'. The excellent geographical location and vibrant culture of the city have made the city a most sought after tourists spot in the world. The sharp edged cliff which rises from the turquoise sea is a one of the popular spots within the city. Apart from the natural wonders the other thing which adds to the fame of Rio de Janeiro is football which is the national sport of Brazil.

The city of Rio de Janeiro is a fun city for a vacation. If you want to groove on the city streets and enjoy a perfect beach sport then nothing can be better than planning a trip to this vivacious city. The magnificent beaches are a seat of fashion and latest trends. It can be visited at any time of the year as the average temperature hardly drops below 24 degree centigrade so one can enjoy sand and sun all year long. The importance the city of Rio de Janeiro had in the 16th century is still very much present in the 21st century. There is a state called Rio de Janeiro within which the city falls which has a population of 14,392,106. The significant places of interest in Rio de Janeiro are Sugar Loaf Mountain and Corcovado peak. The huge statue of Jesus situated on the Corcovado peak is the structure the picture of which comes to mind with the mention of Rio de Janeiro.

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