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%
71%
3%
357
flagSweden
20%
5%
71%
2%
35
flagPoland
24%
3%
69%
2%
20306
flagIndia
22%
4%
67%
3%
83
flagDenmark
26%
4%
66%
0%
42
flagFrance
27%
3%
65%
3%
80
flagthe United Kingdom
30%
2%
64%
1%
660
flagCanada
25%
0%
64%
7%
77
flagUnknown
28%
1%
64%
3%
77
flagRepublic of Ireland
29%
2%
63%
4%
86
flagthe Netherlands
29%
5%
62%
2%
77
flagItaly
29%
1%
62%
4%
74
flagAustralia
28%
4%
62%
6%
50
flagthe United States
27%
5%
61%
3%
912
flagNorway
36%
2%
60%
0%
46
flagBelgium
31%
5%
60%
2%
35
flagSpain
36%
0%
59%
0%
61
flagAustria
33%
5%
58%
2%
36
flagMexico
36%
2%
57%
2%
194

Gender

men66%
women67%
São Paulo
26%
27%
Pernambuco
3%
3%
Rio de Janeiro
66%
67%
Recife
3%
1%

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