Greater Rio de Janeiro

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The Greater Rio de Janeiro (Grande Rio, offeecially Região Metropolitana do Rio de Janeiro, in Portuguese) is a lairge metropolitan aurie locatit in Rio de Janeiro state in Brazil, the seicont lairgest in Brazil an third lairgest in Sooth Americae. It consists o 16 municipalities, includin the caipital, Rio de Janeiro.

The metropolitan aurie o Rio de Janeiro is kent as a historical, cultural an economic centre o Brazil, wi a total population o 11.5 million inhabitants. The region wis first offeecially defined on 1 Julie 1974 efter the fusion o the Guanabara State wi Rio de Janeiro State. Several municipalities show a heich level o conurbation, wi Rio de Janeiro-Duque de Caxias an Niterói-São Gonçalo being the maist clear examples.

The watter supply plans o the region are coordinatit, an transportation in the aurie is hivily interconnectit wi urban intermunicipal buses tae aw municipalities in the aurie, trains ower the caipital an some Baixada Fluminense municipalities, ferry boats tae some o the Guanabara Bay municipalities an major inter-ceety freeways such as Ponte Rio-Niterói, Linha Vermelha, Rodovia Presidente Dutra an Rodovia Niterói-Manilha. Maist transportation methods are integratit wi the caipital inner transportation seestem o buses, trains, subweys, freeweys an expressweys.

Ceeties bi Population (2008)[eedit | eedit soorce]

+ 1,000,000

400,000 - 999,999

100,000 - 399,999

-100,000

Statistics[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Population: 12,257,459 (2011 est.)[1]
  • Nominal GDP: R$232 billion / US$145 billion (2008 est.)[2]
    • Largest GDP City: Rio de Janeiro City: R$154 billion / US$96,2 billion (2008 est.)[3]
  • Nominal GDP per capita: R$18.230,39 / US$ 11.393,75 (2008 est.)
  • HDI: 0,816 (2008 est.)
    • Highest HDI City: Niterói: 0,886 (2008 est.)

Municipalities[eedit | eedit soorce]

The 16 municipalities of the area are:

Administrative division Area (km²)[4] Population 2000 Census[4] Population (2010 Census)[4] Population density 2010 (/km²)
Belford Roxo 79 434,474 469,261 5940
Duque de Caxias 464.5 775,456 855,046 1840
Guapimirim 361 37,952 51,487 143
Itaboraí 424.2 187,479 218,090 514
Japeri 82.9 83,278 95,391 1151
Magé 386.6 205,830 228,150 590
Mesquita 34.8 0 168,403 4839
Nilópolis 19.4 153,712 157,483 8118
Niterói 129.3 459,451 487,327 3769
Nova Iguaçu 523.8 920,599 795,212 1518
Queimados 77 121,993 137,938 1791
Rio de Janeiro 1260 5,857,904 6,323,037 5018
São Gonçalo 249.1 891,119 999,901 4014
São João de Meriti 34.8 449,476 459,356 13200
Seropédica 284 65,260 78,183 275
Tanguá 147 26,057 30,731 209
Metropolitan Rio Janeiro 4,557.4 10,670,040 11,554,996 2535

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