Rio de Janeiro Introduction Flashcards

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Where is Rio?

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Brazil’s Atlantic coast

25°S and 43°W

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What is Rio?

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The cultural capital of Brazil
Not the actual capital since 1960
2nd largest city in Brazil
6.5 million live in the centre 
12.5 million in surrounding area
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Industry in Rio

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Brazil’s second most important industrial centre

Produces 5% of Brazil’s Gross Domestic Product

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Major port

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Exporting: coffee, sugar and iron ore

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Main service industries

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Banking
Finance
Insurance

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Main manufacturing industries

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Chemicals 
Pharmaceuticals
Clothing
Furniture
Processed food
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Attractions

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Statue of Christ the Redeemer - one of 7 new wonders of the world
Guanabara Bay - large natural bay

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Rio hosted

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2014 world cup
2016 Olympic Games
A UNESCO world heritage site
Creates job opportunities and leads to global recognition

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North Zone

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Miami industrial area
Home to Rio’s largest airport
Maracanā Stadium (football)

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Centro

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Oldest part of the city
Main shopping area
Financial center
•Patronus (oil company)

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West Zone

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Changed from lower class to richer, middle classes
Industrial steelworks
2016 Olympic stadium and village

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South Zone

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Tourism centre
Luxury hotels
•overlook Copacabana beach
Luxury flats
•overlook Rochina favela
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