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% JaneiroJaneiro5884La PlataLa Plata3029CorcovadoCorcovado1177NoneNone9272Age of Discovery riddles » Where are favelas?In 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.orgvery easy 81% in Brazilin Brazil18176in South Africain South Africa1143in Philippinesin Philippines1391in Cubain Cuba1574cities 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.orgaverage 60% New YorkNew York3190São PauloSão Paulo17190LondonLondon2113TokyoTokyo6124satellite 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 57% BrazilBrazil4208CanadaCanada5970RussiaRussia15029CongoCongo1149geography of Russia riddles » How many Portuguese-speaking countries are there in the Americas?One. It is Brazil.Created by: globalquiz.orgaverage 62% nonenone961oneone11467twotwo3809threethree2175Brazil 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)3440Flor de Dezembro (December flowe)Flor de Dezembro (December flowe)2917Flor de Maio (May flower)Flor de Maio (May flower)4565Flor de Papai Noel (Santa Flower)Flor de Papai Noel (Santa Flower)2030flowers 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 50% Rio de JaneiroRio de Janeiro5681São PauloSão Paulo8453BrasiliaBrasilia1457Buenos AiresBuenos Aires1222geography 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 Paulo8832PernambucoPernambuco1218Rio de JaneiroRio de Janeiro24574RecifeRecife731history of South America riddles » Play geography of South America quiz and see all the questions.