With approximately 6,5 million inhabitants, Rio de Janeiro is the capital of Rio de Janeiro State, the 2nd largest city in the country is also known as the Marvelous City (Cidade Maravilhosa) due to its Natural beauty, beaches and touristic points.
Rio is the host of the 2016 Summer Olympics, the most important sports event in the world. The city plays an important role in tourism as it is considered an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Responsible for the 2nd largest GDP (163 billion USD in 2011) in Brazil, only surpassed by São Paulo, Rio is developed in the service sector (62% of its GDP) in areas such as telecommunications, IT (Information Technology), tourism, business tourism, insurance and commerce. The industrial sector is responsible for more than 30% of the economy’s GDP. The industry is very diversified and produces chemicals, processed foods, pharmaceuticals, metal products, petroleum products and many more.
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