Rio de Janeiro
Real (R$) (BRL)
43,696.1 km 2
16,231,365 (2012 est.)
Electricity In general 127V/60Hz with some cities using 220V/60Hz (North American or European plug)
Time Zone UTC -3/-2
Rio de Janeiro is a state in Brazil.
Regions [ edit ]
Regions of Rio de Janeiro
Lake Region ( Região dos Lagos) Coastal cities such as sophisticated Búzios and popular Cabo Frio
Greater Rio ( Grande Rio) Includes the State's capital and neighbouring Niteroi.
Angra dos Reis - Beautiful two hour coastline including 365 islands
Arraial do Cabo
Armação dos Búzios
Fumaça – It is a small village on the outskirts of Resende. This small village hides some of the most beautiful (and dangerous) waterfalls in Rio.
Itaguaí - Small suburb about 1 hour from the city
Macaé - Brazil's booming oil capital.
Niterói - Just across the bay from Rio de Janeiro, go here to see Oscar Niemeyer's amazing Niteroi Museum of Contemporary Art (shaped like a UFO).
Nova Iguaçu - Famous for its violence and crime. This city has a myth of the only Brazilian volcano (scientifically not a volcano).
Paraty - A 18th century well-preserved colonial town on the coast, just 260km West from Rio de Janeiro on the green coast
Penedo - A Brazilian version of "little Finland" with euro architecture, cobblestone streets, small shops and lots of trout restaurants. Just outside of Resende.
Petrópolis - A lovely city in the tops of the mountains. A good place to cool off from the Rio sun!
Teresópolis - A very nice city in the mountains close to Rio de Janeiro
Três Rios - Where three of the state's rivers meet. Near the border of Minas Gerais
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Espírito Santo — Although somewhat off-the-beaten path, the state north of Rio de Janeiro has much to offer tourists. The capital Vitória's beautiful bay and bridge; Vila Velha's Convento da Penha (a 16th-century hilltop Franciscan convent); Guarapari's beaches and summer parties; the German-colonized town of Domingos Martins; Pedra Azul State Park's beautiful blue rock; and Itaúnas's dunes and forró (a Northeastern Brazilian dance); are some of the main attractions that should guarantee tourists a good time.