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Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeir

The top of the hike to Los Hermanos viewpoint of the beautiful beach view of Rio
Photo by Mike Swigunski
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    Key facts

    Capital:Brasilia

    Location:Eastern South America, bordering the Atlantic Ocean

    Currency:reals (BRL)

    Area:8,515,770 sq km

    Population:213,445,417 (July 2021 est.)

    Languages:Portuguese (official and most widely spoken language); note - less common languages include Spanish (border areas and schools), German, Italian, Japanese, English, and a large number of minor Amerindian languages

    Religion:Roman Catholic 64.6%, other Catholic 0.4%, Protestant 22.2% (includes Adventist 6.5%, Assembly of God 2.0%, Christian Congregation of Brazil 1.2%, Universal Kingdom of God 1.0%, other Protestant 11.5%), other Christian 0.7%, Spiritist 2.2%, other 1.4%, none 8%, unspecified 0.4% (2010 est.)

    TimeZone:UTC-3

    Tel Code:+55

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