Rio de Janeiro Maps and Orientation

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Aerial view RioLocated on the south easterly coastline of Brazil (Brasilia) and next to the Atlantic Ocean, Rio stands within the state of Rio de Janeiro, where it serves as the capital. The population of Rio de Janeiro is currently around seven million, although more than 13 million people now reside within the enormous metropolitan area.

The city itself comprises two main regions, known as the North Zone (Zona Norte) and the South Zone (Zona Sul). The North Zone of Rio de Janeiro is made up of mainly working-class neighbourhoods and large, industrial areas, while the South Zone is home to the many tourist attractions, hotels and the most popular beaches.

Maps and Orientation of the City

Central Rio de Janeiro is generally referred to as the Centro and incorporates the Santa Teresa area. Centro is an important business district and the actual original spot of the earliest settlement. This part of the city contains a number of Riotur tourist outlets, where maps of Rio are available, with the Riotur Centro being situated on the Rua Assembleia.

On the southerly side of Centro are the suburbs of Botafogo, Catete, Flamengo, Gloria, Lapa and Urca, the latter of which is somewhat dominated by the dramatic peak of the Sugarloaf Mountain (Pao de Açúcar). Head a little further to the south of central Rio de Janeiro and you will soon encounter the enticing tourist hotspots of Copacabana, Ipanema and also Leblon. Tourists holiday in Rio de Janeiro will most likely find themselves sightseeing between the Atlantic Ocean coastline and the very scenic Guanabara Bay (Baia de Guanabara).

Map of Brazil

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Map of Rio de Janeiro State

Rio Janeiro state map

Map of Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro map