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%
3%
70%
3%
395
flagPoland
24%
3%
69%
2%
24106
flagIndia
21%
4%
69%
3%
92
flagSweden
20%
7%
69%
2%
39
flagDenmark
22%
6%
67%
2%
49
flagUnknown
28%
3%
66%
1%
562
flagItaly
26%
1%
66%
3%
93
flagthe United Kingdom
29%
2%
65%
1%
791
flagthe Netherlands
30%
4%
64%
2%
100
flagFrance
28%
3%
64%
3%
84
flagNorway
34%
2%
64%
0%
50
flagCanada
28%
0%
63%
6%
88
flagAustralia
26%
3%
63%
5%
52
flagRepublic of Ireland
29%
3%
62%
5%
98
flagthe United States
27%
5%
61%
3%
976
flagSpain
34%
0%
59%
1%
66
flagMexico
36%
2%
57%
2%
194
flagAustria
35%
5%
57%
2%
40
flagBelgium
38%
4%
54%
2%
42

Gender

men66%
women67%
São Paulo
27%
26%
Pernambuco
3%
3%
Rio de Janeiro
66%
67%
Recife
2%
1%

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