Saturday, September 13, 2014

Rio de Janeiro in Numbers and Pictures

1960: The year Rio de Janeiro stopped being, being the Capital of Brazil, that is.

6.5 Million People, the population the City of Rio de Janeiro

12 Million in the Metropolitan Area of the City

2nd largest City in Brazil

1'021 meters over sealevel, the highst point of Rio

0 meters over sealevel, the city's lowest elevation

199'000 people: The capacity of the Maracanã Football Stadium, once the world's largest.

1950: The opening game was played in the Maracanã

1182 square kilometersThe Size of the City

35th largest City by population

1565: The year the City was founded by the Portuguese

811'443: Population of Rio de Janeiro in the year 1900

102°F/39°C: Highest ever recorded temperature in Rio

50.2°F/10.1°C: Lowest recoreded temperature in Rio

1.7 Million Tourists visit Rio each year

2'181 Hours of sunshine per year in average

0 milimeters of average snowfall per year

5 Million gallons of tears were cried when Brazil dropped out of the FIFA worldcup 2014

1905: The year the Teatro Municipal downtown Rio was built

2012 was the year UNESCO named Rio a World Hertiage Site (for Culture)

1822 the year when Brazil became an independent Empire, Rio de Janeiro remained the capital

109 days per year with rainfall

90% of all guns in the City are in private hands, about 50% of it ilegally, 10% belong to the governement

1% of all Homicides in the City are being successfully investigated

35 Partner Cities: Rio de Janeiro has Partner Cities in Europe, North America, Africa, Asia, Central and South America

For more pictures of Rio visit my german blog HERE!

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