Rio de Janeiro or simply Rio, is the second-most populous municipality in Brazil and the sixth-most populous in the Americas. The metropolis is anchor to the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area, the second-most populous metropolitan area in Brazil and sixth-most populous in the Americas. Rio de Janeiro is the capital of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s third-most populous state.
Rio de Janeiro has the second largest municipal GDP in the country, and 30th largest in the world estimated at about R$343 billion (IBGE, 2008) (nearly US$201 billion). It is headquarters to Brazilian oil, mining, and telecommunications companies, including two of the country’s major corporations—Petrobras and Vale—and Latin America’s largest telemedia conglomerate, Grupo Globo. The home of many universities and institutes, it is the second-largest center of research and development in Brazil, accounting for 17% of national scientific output according to 2005 data. Rio de Janeiro was the host of the 2016 Summer Olympics and the 2016 Summer Paralympics, making the city the first South American and Portuguese-speaking city to host the events.
Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the Southern Hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, the city homes the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado Mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
POPULATION OF RIO DE JANEIRO IN 2017:
Talking about population, in order to check out the population of Rio de janeiro in 2017, we need to have a look at the population of the past 5 years. They are as per the following:
- 2012 – 4.25 million
- 2013 – 4.8 million
- 2014 – 5.35 million
- 2015 – 5.9 million
- 2016 – 6.45 million
The population of Rio de janeiro in 2017 is estimated to be 6.45 million + 0.55 million = 7 million. So, the population of Rio de janeiro in the year 2017 as per estimated data = 7 million.
RIO DE JANEIRO Population 2017 – 7 million(Estimated)
Rio de Janeiro has an estimated 2016 population of 6.45 million, which ranks 2nd in Brazil. Rio de Janeiro is the third largest metro area and agglomeration in South America, and the 6th largest city in the Americas. The city proper has a population density of 5,377 people per square kilometer, or 13,930 per square mile. The metro population of Rio de Janeiro is much larger, however, with an estimated 12 million residents in 2016. As per the previous year statistics and accounting for the rate of growth of population the estimated population of Rio De Janeiro in 2017 would be around 7 million.
More than half of the population of this bustling city Is made up of The Portuguese, with more people of Portuguese descent than Brazil’s capital, Lisbon. However, Portuguese citizens are not the only people that fill the street of Rio de Janeiro. Other ethnicities that call this city home include those of Asian, European and African descent. People with African roots are often referred to as Afro-Brazilians among the scholarly community specializing in anthropology outside of Brazil.
Even after Rio de Janeiro lost its title of being the capital of Brazil in 1960, this grand city continues its prosperous growth rate. Its population still swelled to an additional seven million people within sixty years of the announcement. Rio de Janeiro is still home to millions of citizens – with 3.9 million people added to the population census in 1950.
The city is home to more civilians than its neighboring suburban communities and continues its growth even today. In a 2010 population estimate by Demographics, Rio de Janeiro was the home of more than 11.6 million residents. Estimated projections for 2025 show the population will grow to at least 13.1 million people. By 2030, that number is projected to reach over 13.6 million citizens. Luckily, expansive amounts of land make additional urban development strategies a possible option for this swelling city.
DEMOGRAPHY OF RIO DE JANEIRO:
The metro population of the city has an estimated 12 million people as of 2014. The majority of the population is made up of people of Portuguese descent, which is more than Brazil’s capital, Brasília. Rio de Janeiro also has people of African, European, and Asian descent. It is one of the most visited cities in the Southern Hemisphere, and it is home to the famous statue of the Christ Redeemer on the Corcovado Mountain.
The city has an ethnic composition of: African, White, Portuguese, Spanish, and Italian. It is the second largest city in Brazil with a population defined by a long history of international immigration. Portuguese remains the most widely spoken language and Rio de Janeiro is the second city in the Portuguese speaking world and native born Portuguese and their children accounted for 51,20% of the inhabitants of Rio, or a total of 267664 people in 1890.
Total genetic composition of Rio de Janeiro as per a 2013 study.
Ancestry People of Rio de Janeiro
The largest groups of foreign born immigrants in the Greater Rio area included those from Portugal, Italy, and Spain.
POPULATION DENSITY AND GROWTH RATE:
Today, this grand city continues its prosperous growth rate. Even after Rio de Janeiro lost its title of being the capital of Brazil in 1960, its population still swelled to an additional seven million people within sixty years of the announcement. Rio de Janeiro is still home to millions of citizens – with 3.9 million people added to the population census in 1950.
The city is home to more civilians than its neighboring suburban communities and continues its growth even today. In a 2010 population estimate by Demographia, Rio de Janeiro was the home of more than 11.6 million residents. Estimated projections for 2025 show the population will grow to at least 13.1 million people. By 2030, that number is projected to reach over 13.6 million citizens. Luckily, expansive amounts of land make additional urban development strategies a possible option for this swelling city.
Rio de Janeiro has a population density of 12,380 residents per square mile.
FACTS ABOUT RIO DE JANEIRO:
1. The name ‘Rio de Janeiro’ is Portuguese for ‘River of January’ and was given to the city by the captaincy of the Portuguese Empire in 1565, the date the city was established.
2. Christ the Redeemer landmark on the top of Corcovada Mountain is one of the most recognized features of Rio and has on several occasions been named one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
3. Rio has a nickname- Cidade Maravilhosa which means ‘the marvelous city’.
4. Brazil’s most famous dance – samba – has its origins from the African slaves that worked in the plantations in the State of Rio de Janeiro. There are more than 200 samba schools in Rio.
5. With over 50 kilometers of white and golden sand beaches, Rio is Brazil’s tourism capital.
6. Prostitution is legal in Rio…and the girls here are as beautiful as they come and perhaps it is one of the best tourist’s highlight.