Geography of Brazil questions This is a list of recently added questions about geography of Brazil. Which large river flows through Rio de Janeiro? ("rio" is Portuguese for "river")None. Portuguese were the Europeans who encountered Guanabara Bay on January 1,1502. They took it for a large river, which they named "Rio de Janeiro" ("January River"). Later it was discovered, that the presumed river was in fact a gulf, but the name remained.Created by: globalquiz.orgAge of Discovery riddles »hard 46% JaneiroJaneiro2601La PlataLa Plata1484CorcovadoCorcovado522NoneNone3984 Where are favelas?Nn Brazil. A favela is a slum in Brazil. The original favela was built in 1897 on the Morro da Providência in Rio de Janeiro by the families of soldiers returning from the war against the settlers of Canudos. Their formations were disbanded and soldiers were left with no work and place to live. Created by: globalquiz.orgcities of South America riddles »easy 78% nn Brazilnn Brazil8675in South Africain South Africa655in Philippinesin Philippines781in Cubain Cuba872 This is one of the largest cities in the world. Which one?São Paulo is about 79 km (49 mi) from Santos, the busiest container port in Latin America - visible at the bottom of the photo.Created by: globalquiz.orgsatellite photos riddles »hard 57% New YorkNew York1565São PauloSão Paulo7289LondonLondon1052TokyoTokyo2827 Which country has the largest forested area? (by total size)Russia is by far the largest country in the world, and 45% of its area is forested. That gives almost twice as large forested area as in Brazil.Created by: globalquiz.orggeography of Russia riddles »hard 55% BrazilBrazil2748CanadaCanada3643RussiaRussia9073CongoCongo775 How many Portuguese-speaking countries are there in the Americas?One. It is Brazil.Created by: globalquiz.orgBrazil riddles »average 61% nonenone692oneone7514twotwo2530threethree1466 This is Schlumbergera, commonly called Christmas Cactus, because it flowers in winter. How is it called in southeast Brazil, where it occurs in the wild?Flor de Maio (May flower). In Brazil, the genus is referred to as Flor de Maio (May flower), reflecting the period in which they flower in the Southern Hemisphere.Created by: globalquiz.orgflowers riddles »very hard 35% Flor de Natal (Christmas flower)Flor de Natal (Christmas flower)2454Flor de Dezembro (December flowe)Flor de Dezembro (December flowe)1977Flor de Maio (May flower)Flor de Maio (May flower)3179Flor de Papai Noel (Santa Flower)Flor de Papai Noel (Santa Flower)1399 What is the most populous city in Brazil?São Paulo with its 11 Million inhabitants (up to 27M in Greater São Paulo) is the largest city not only in Brazil, but also the largest in the southern hemisphere and the Americas.Created by: Kasiageography of South America riddles »hard 46% Rio de JaneiroRio de Janeiro4026São PauloSão Paulo5310BrasiliaBrasilia1094Buenos AiresBuenos Aires910 What was the capital of Brazil, before Brasília took its place?Rio de Janeiro. Rio was the capital of Brazil from 1763 to 1960, both during the Portuguese colonial era and as an independent nation. With the population of 6.3 million, it is the second largest city in Brazil, after São Paulo (11M).Created by: Kasiahistory of South America riddles »average 69% São PauloSão Paulo5244PernambucoPernambuco716Rio de JaneiroRio de Janeiro14454RecifeRecife462 Play geography of South America quiz and see all the questions.