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.orghard 47% JaneiroJaneiro3054La PlataLa Plata1723CorcovadoCorcovado615NoneNone4856Age of Discovery riddles » 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.orgeasy 79% nn Brazilnn Brazil10129in South Africain South Africa750in Philippinesin Philippines895in Cubain Cuba990cities of South America riddles » 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.orghard 58% New YorkNew York1776São PauloSão Paulo8763LondonLondon1205TokyoTokyo3199satellite photos riddles » 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.orghard 56% BrazilBrazil3021CanadaCanada4110RussiaRussia10353CongoCongo831geography of Russia riddles » How many Portuguese-speaking countries are there in the Americas?One. It is Brazil.Created by: globalquiz.orgaverage 61% nonenone757oneone8331twotwo2756threethree1595Brazil riddles » 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.orgvery hard 35% Flor de Natal (Christmas flower)Flor de Natal (Christmas flower)2638Flor de Dezembro (December flowe)Flor de Dezembro (December flowe)2132Flor de Maio (May flower)Flor de Maio (May flower)3434Flor de Papai Noel (Santa Flower)Flor de Papai Noel (Santa Flower)1480flowers riddles » 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: Kasiahard 47% Rio de JaneiroRio de Janeiro4404São PauloSão Paulo6049BrasiliaBrasilia1182Buenos AiresBuenos Aires1024geography of South America riddles » 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: Kasiaaverage 69% São PauloSão Paulo5757PernambucoPernambuco786Rio de JaneiroRio de Janeiro16103RecifeRecife521history of South America riddles » Play geography of South America quiz and see all the questions.