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%
78%
3%
33
flagGermany
21%
2%
71%
2%
439
flagSweden
19%
6%
71%
2%
46
flagPoland
24%
3%
69%
2%
27436
flagIndia
21%
4%
69%
3%
93
flagItaly
26%
1%
67%
3%
95
flagthe United Kingdom
29%
2%
66%
1%
832
flagDenmark
24%
5%
66%
1%
53
flagCanada
27%
0%
65%
6%
96
flagFrance
27%
3%
65%
3%
86
flagthe Netherlands
30%
3%
64%
1%
113
flagNorway
33%
1%
64%
0%
53
flagUnknown
31%
3%
63%
1%
1199
flagSpain
32%
0%
62%
1%
74
flagAustralia
28%
3%
62%
5%
53
flagthe United States
27%
5%
61%
3%
1002
flagRepublic of Ireland
30%
2%
61%
4%
102
flagMexico
36%
2%
57%
2%
194
flagAustria
35%
5%
57%
2%
40
flagBelgium
39%
4%
53%
2%
43

Gender

men64%
women67%
São Paulo
28%
26%
Pernambuco
3%
3%
Rio de Janeiro
64%
68%
Recife
2%
1%

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