With the 2016 Summer Olympics right around the corner, I thought it would be interesting to take a quick look at the city that will be the center of the universe for a few weeks- the Olympic host City, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Here are a few of the most interesting Rio stats I was able to dig up. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.
Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. Many of these Rio statistics are based on news reports and not official government tallies. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100% accurate.
Rio Stats and Facts
Year of Rio de Janeiro founding:
Size of Rio de Janeiro (municipal):
Population of Rio de Janeiro:
Last updated 2015
Rio is the second largest metro area in Brazil.
Rio is the 30th largest metro area in the world.
Number of neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro:
Median annual income of Rio de Janeiro:
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Last updated 2012
Estimated number of murders in Rio de Janeiro in 2015:
Last updated 2010
Length of Rio’s coastline:
Number of beaches in Rio:
Average annual precipitation in Rio de Janeiro:
The first football (soccer) match in Brazil took place in Rio in 1894.
Largest religion in Rio de Janeiro:
Last updated 2009
Number of people who the Maracanã Stadium (2016 Olympic stadium) in Rio can hold:
Number of 2016 Summer Olympics tickets expected to be sold:
Average number of annual tourists to Rio de Janeiro:
Year of first Carnival festival in Rio de Janeiro:
Number of attendees to Rio’s Cordão da Bola Preta bloco Carnival parade:
Last updated 2012