The move of the capital of Brazil from the Rio de Janeiro to Brasilia, in 1960, did not stop the increase of the population of the city, that faced a long period of economic stagnation.
But with the recent discoveries of oil in open sea and the choice of Rio for hosting the final of the near World Cup and the olympic games of 2016, the city are receiving again huge private and public investments, increasing considerably the creation of qualified jobs.
As attractive, the pretiest city of Brazil presents the famous beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, the boemian neighborhood of SantaTereza, the Lagoa Rodrigo of Freitas and an infinity of tourist points, nightclubs and cultural activities.
Food – The culinary offering in the city is strongly marked by the Portuguese influence, with highlight for the plates to based on cod, beyond an infinity of restaurants that reproduce the food characteristic of all the regions of the country and a huge range of international restaurants.
population: 6,300.000 (2009)