Rio de Janeiro is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil and the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America. Boasting approximately 6.3 million people within the city proper, RIo is the 6th largest in the Americas, and 26th in the world. Rio de Janeiro represents the second largest GDP in the country (and 30th largest in the world in 2008),estimated at about US$201 billion.
Paula de Oliveira Camargo
Director Instituto Rio Patrimônio da Humanidade