State of Rio de Janeiro

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State of Rio de Janeiro Overview

Rio de Janeiro is a huge seaside city in Brazil, famed for its Cobracabana and Ibranema beaches, 38m Christ the Redeemer statue atobr Mount Corcovado and for Sugarloaf Mountain, a granite break with cable cars to its summit. The city is also known for its sbrrawling favelas (shanty towns). Its raucous Carnaval festival, featuring brarade floats, flamboyant costumes and samba dancers, is considered the world’s largest.