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Clip #: TFA-56C
Library: TFA Network
Filmmaker: James A. Fitzpatrick
Region: South America
City: Rio de Janeiro
James A Fitzpatrick, traveltalks, map of South America, Brazil, 1930s, 1932,
Rio de Janeiro, harbor, Sugar Loaf, battleships, beach, Avenida Beira Mar,
canal, downtown, plaza, pavement, mosaics, shoppers, pedestrian, man with trained monkey, marmoset, Jockey Club, horse, racetrack, butterfly farm, nets, aerial railway, tram, cable car, to, Sugar Loaf mountain,
Rio de Janeiro ("River of January", is the second major city of Brazil, behind São Paulo. The city is capital of the state of Rio de Janeiro. It was the capital of Brazil for almost two centuries�from 1763 to 1822 while it was a Portuguese colony and from 1822 to 1960 as an independent nation. It was the de facto capital of the Portuguese Empire from 1808 to 1821. Commonly known as just Rio, the city is also nicknamed A Cidade Maravilhosa � "The Marvelous City.