Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, capital and chief seaport of Brazil, charmingly situated on the E. coast of Brazil, on the W. shore of a spacious and beautiful bay, 15 m. long, which forms one of the finest natural harbours in the world; stretches some 10 m. along the seaside, and is hemmed in by richly clad hills; streets are narrow and ill kept; possesses a large hospital, public library (180,000 vols.), botanical gardens, arsenal, school of medicine, electric tramways, &c.; has extensive docks, and transacts half the commerce of Brazil; coffee is the chief export; manufactures cotton, jute, silk, tobacco, &c. Great heat prevails in the summer, and yellow fever is common.

Population (circa 1900) given as 423,000.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Ring and the Book * Rio Grande
Riga
Rigdum Funnidos
Rights, Declaration of
Rigi
Rigveda
Rimini
Rimmon
Rinaldo
Rinderpest
Ring and the Book
Rio de Janeiro
Rio Grande
Rio Grande do Norte
Rio Grande do Sul
Rio Negro
Rioja
Riom
Rip Van Winkle
Ripley
Ripley, George
Ripon, Frederick John Robinson, Earl of

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