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Rio de Ja·nei·ro(dā zhə-nâr′ō, dē, dĭ) Familiarly known as "Rio."
A city of southeast Brazil on Guanabara Bay, an arm of the Atlantic Ocean. The city's name, Portuguese for "River of January," reflects the fact that the first European explorers to visit the bay, in January 1502, believed it was the mouth of a river. The city, founded in 1565, was the capital of Brazil from 1763 until 1960, when the government was transferred to Brasília.
Rio de Janeiro(ˈriːəʊ də dʒəˈnɪərəʊ) or
1. (Placename) a port in SE Brazil, on Guanabara Bay: the country's chief port and its capital from 1763 to 1960; backed by mountains, notably Sugar Loaf Mountain; founded by the French in 1555 and taken by the Portuguese in 1567. Pop: 11 469 000 (2005 est).
2. (Placename) a state of E Brazil. Capital: Rio de Janeiro. Pop: 14 724 475 (2002). Area: 42 911 sq km (16 568 sq miles)
Ri•o de Ja•nei•ro(ˈri oʊ deɪ ʒəˈnɛər oʊ, dʒə-, di, də)
1. a state in SE Brazil. 13,316,455; 17,091 sq. mi. (44,268 sq. km).
2. the capital of this state, on Guanabara Bay: former capital of Brazil. 5,184,292.
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|Noun||1.||Rio de Janeiro - the former capital and 2nd largest city of Brazil; chief Brazilian port; famous as a tourist attraction|
Brasil, Brazil, Federative Republic of Brazil - the largest Latin American country and the largest Portuguese speaking country in the world; located in the central and northeastern part of South America; world's leading coffee exporter
Carioca - a native or inhabitant of Rio de Janeiro