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Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro (rēˈō də zhänāˈrō, Port. rēˈŏ ħĭ zhənĕēˈrŏ) [key], state (1996 pop. 13,316,455), 16,568 sq mi (42,911 sq km), SE Brazil, on the Atlantic Ocean. The capital is Rio de Janeiro.

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