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Rio de Janeiro State

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Capital:Rio de Janeiro
Area:43,696.054km²
Inhabitants:12,807,706 (?)
Pop. density:366.6 inh./km²
Timezone:GMT -3
ISO 3166-2:BR-RJ
Governor:Rosângela Matheus
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The coat of arms of the Rio de Janeiro state
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The coat of arms of the Rio de Janeiro state


Rio de Janeiro is one of the 26 states of Brazil (plus the Federal District). It has an area of 43,653km² and is situated on the southeastern coast. Its capital is the city of Rio de Janeiro, which was the colony's capital as of 1764 (the first being Salvador da Bahia), and the nation's capital from 1822 to 1960. In the year 2000, the population was 12,807,706.

Governor: Rosângela Matheus (since January 1, 2003).

Lieutenant Governor: Luiz Paulo Conde (former mayor of Rio de Janeiro).

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Flag

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Flag of Rio de Janeiro

Here the flag can be seen with the eagle, symbol of Brazil's royal family and God's Finger Rock in the back, which is visible from Rio de Janeiro in a clear day. The outer part of the coat of arms represents its agricultural richness, sugarcane (left) and coffee (right).

Location

This Brazilian state is in the east of the southeastern subdivision of Brazil, which also contains the states of São Paulo, Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo. It has as its limits: The Atlantic Ocean (E), the state of Espírito Santo (N), the state of Minas Gerais (N) and (W), and the state of São Paulo (S).

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Other cities include:

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