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
flagthe United Arab Emirates
20%
2%
76%
0%
34
flagGermany
20%
3%
71%
3%
473
flagIndia
20%
4%
70%
3%
96
flagSweden
21%
5%
70%
1%
51
flagPoland
24%
3%
69%
2%
28415
flagItaly
26%
0%
67%
2%
103
flagDenmark
23%
5%
67%
1%
55
flagthe United Kingdom
29%
2%
66%
1%
865
flagCanada
26%
0%
66%
6%
98
flagthe Netherlands
28%
3%
65%
2%
125
flagFrance
28%
3%
64%
3%
87
flagNorway
33%
1%
64%
0%
54
flagUnknown
31%
3%
63%
1%
1245
flagthe United States
28%
5%
61%
3%
1022
flagRepublic of Ireland
31%
2%
61%
4%
103
flagSpain
32%
0%
61%
1%
76
flagAustralia
29%
3%
61%
5%
55
flagAustria
33%
4%
60%
2%
45
flagMexico
36%
2%
56%
2%
195
flagBelgium
40%
4%
52%
2%
44

Gender

men64%
women68%
São Paulo
28%
26%
Pernambuco
3%
3%
Rio de Janeiro
64%
68%
Recife
2%
1%

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