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
13%
0%
79%
3%
29
flagGermany
21%
2%
70%
3%
368
flagPoland
24%
3%
69%
2%
21025
flagSweden
19%
8%
69%
2%
36
flagUnknown
27%
0%
68%
2%
110
flagIndia
22%
4%
68%
3%
85
flagDenmark
22%
4%
68%
2%
48
flagthe United Kingdom
30%
2%
64%
1%
691
flagRepublic of Ireland
28%
2%
64%
4%
90
flagFrance
28%
3%
64%
3%
82
flagCanada
28%
0%
63%
7%
85
flagItaly
29%
1%
62%
3%
78
flagAustralia
27%
3%
62%
5%
51
flagNorway
35%
2%
62%
0%
48
flagthe United States
27%
5%
61%
3%
930
flagthe Netherlands
31%
4%
61%
2%
83
flagSpain
35%
0%
59%
0%
62
flagMexico
36%
2%
57%
2%
194
flagAustria
35%
5%
56%
2%
37
flagBelgium
35%
5%
56%
2%
37

Gender

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

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