What was the capital of Brazil, before Brasília took its place?

São Paulo
Pernambuco
Rio de Janeiro
Recife
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).

Answers distribution

São Paulo
Pernambuco
Rio de Janeiro
Recife
answers
flagUkraine
12%
3%
77%
3%
31
flagGermany
21%
2%
70%
3%
372
flagPoland
24%
3%
69%
2%
21790
flagUnknown
26%
1%
69%
2%
142
flagIndia
21%
4%
69%
3%
89
flagSweden
19%
8%
69%
2%
36
flagDenmark
22%
4%
68%
2%
48
flagthe United Kingdom
29%
2%
65%
1%
727
flagFrance
28%
3%
64%
3%
84
flagCanada
27%
0%
63%
6%
86
flagItaly
28%
1%
63%
3%
80
flagAustralia
26%
3%
63%
5%
52
flagRepublic of Ireland
29%
2%
62%
5%
94
flagNorway
35%
2%
62%
0%
48
flagthe United States
27%
5%
61%
3%
951
flagthe Netherlands
32%
4%
60%
2%
84
flagSpain
35%
0%
59%
0%
62
flagMexico
36%
2%
57%
2%
194
flagAustria
35%
5%
56%
2%
39
flagBelgium
38%
5%
53%
2%
39

Gender

men66%
women67%
São Paulo
26%
26%
Pernambuco
3%
3%
Rio de Janeiro
66%
67%
Recife
3%
1%

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