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Harbor of Rio De Janeiro
Brazil, South America
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Rio de Janeiro Brasil [1]

 

Rio de Janeiro Harbour, River of January, is considered as one of the seven wonders of the natural world. It has been known as one of the most beautiful natural harbors. People admired the geology so much that they said, “God made the world in six days and on the seventh, he concentrated on Rio .” The climate is wonderful. The beaches are free to everyone.

Rio de Janeiro Harbour is located in Brazil on the south-western shore of Guanabara Bay. The bay is surrounded by the city of Rio, the second largest city and former capital of Brazil, along a strip of land between the mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. It is surrounded by mountains: Sugar Loaf Mt. (1,296 ft/395 m), Corcovado Peak (2,310 ft/704 m), and the hills of Tijuca (3,350 ft/1,021 m). The world famous statue of Jesus (38m) stands on the top of Corcovado Peak. The harbor was formed by the Atlantic Ocean, which wore out the soil and rocks along the coast.

Rio de Janeiro Harbour was founded on Jan. 1, 1502. Portuguese navigators thought that the entrance of Guanabara Bay was the mouth of a river. Thus, they named it River of January. Years later (60 approximately), French traders came and inspected the area that the Portuguese established as the city of Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro. The French established a colony in 1555, but were expelled. The population increased and the city grew larger. In 1960, Rio de Janeiro no longer was the capital. The capital was changed to Brazilia.

The city is thriving and attracts many tourists. The city of Rio is modernizing, starting from the early 1900s. The public sanitation is improving, though the harbors and the beaches may be crowded and polluted at times. Slums are found throughout the city. Tunnels have been dug, connecting the northern and southern areas of the city. The tunnel is the longest underground urban highway. Masses are held in a small chapel next to the famous statue of Jesus. The huge city can be seen by going to the highest points, on top of the mountains and looking down. From the months October till March, it may be misty because this is the rainy season. Evenings are even better. Evenings offer lights and stars glittering in the night sky. It mostly depends on the amounts of cloud and mist. Everyone is welcomed to Rio de Janeiro Harbour.[2]

RAFAEL SHOWS YOU A LITTLE ABOUT THE VIEWS YOU HAVE ALONG THE BOAT TO CROSS THE BAY AND ALSO SCENES AT THE HARBOR. 1998

 

rafaelpals
November 18, 2007

 

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References
 
1. Flickr-Rio De Janeiro Harbour-Creative Commons Attribution License-retrieved 7/18/2009
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