Rio De Janeiro: A Game of Two Halves
Bright Lights, Big City
Rio de Janeiro (from the Portuguese, meaning “January River”) is the second largest city of Brazil after São Paulo, and the third largest
metropolitan area in South America. Often just called “Rio”, there are approximately 6.3 million people living within the city proper, making it the 26th most populous in the world. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, with the “Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea” identified by UNESCO on 1st July 2012 in the category Cultural Landscape.