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Rio de Janeiro British & World English

A state of eastern Brazil, on the Atlantic coast

Rio de Janeiro New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

state and city of eastern Brazil

Rio in Rio de Janeiro British & World English

The capital of the state of Rio de Janeiro; population 6,093,472 (2007). The chief port of Brazil, it was the country’s capital from 1763 until 1960, when it was replaced by Brasilia