from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Familiarly known as "Rio.”Rio de Janeiro A city of southeast Brazil on Guanabara Bay, an arm of the Atlantic Ocean. According to tradition, it was first visited in January 1502 by Portuguese explorers who believed Guanabara Bay to be the mouth of a river and therefore named the city Rio de Janeiro ("River of January”). It became capital of the colony of Brazil in 1763, of the Brazilian empire in 1822, and of the independent country in 1889. In 1960 the capital was transferred to Brasília. Population: 6,090,000.
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- proper n. State in southeastern Brazil.
- proper n. Capital of Rio de Janeiro state and former capital of Brazil.
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- n. the former capital and 2nd largest city of Brazil; chief Brazilian port; famous as a tourist attraction
Tom reportedly addressed a press conference in Rio de Janeiro with the Spanish words "hola"
Landslides cut off roads into the treacherous mountain region around Rio de Janeiro, which is famed as a tourist spot and site of the former imperial city of Petropolis.
The killings have ignited debates about gun control in Rio de Janeiro, which is seeking to pacify its violent slums ahead of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic games.
That would seem to make it clearly taller than the famous Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, which is about 30 meters tall, excluding its large base, and the 34.2-meter-high Cristo de la Concordia in Cochabamba, Bolivia.
Article 14 of the 1992 UNFCCC negotiated in New York and Rio de Janeiro, which is reaffirmed in Article 19 of the Kyoto Protocol, states:
In a post called Rio de Janeiro is mourning, colonelPaulo Ricardo Paúl [pt] pays homage to the latest of their side's victims, a young cadet killed this Sunday while going home at the end of his carnival shift.
I have frequently seen coals sell even in Rio de Janeiro, which is but about one third of the distance from us, at eighteen to twenty-four dollars per ton.
Gautrain, a high speed train connecting São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, which is likely to cost
The 28-year-old daughter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent is volunteering in the slum, or favela, of Complexo da Maré in Rio de Janeiro, which is the scene of frequent gun battles between police and drugs gangs.
Down at the Copacabana (beach in Rio de Janeiro, that is) with mom