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# Rio de Janeiro (state)

State of Rio de Janeiro
 Flag Coat of arms
Motto(s):
Anthem: November 15th
Location of the State of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil
Coordinates (Brazil): 22°54′S 43°12′W﻿ / ﻿22.900°S 43.200°W
Country Brazil
Capital and largest city Rio de Janeiro
Government
• GovernorWilson Witzel (PSC)
• Vice GovernorCláudio Castro (PSC)
• SenatorsArolde de Oliveira (PSD)
Flávio Bolsonaro (PSL)
Romário Faria (PODE)
Area
• Total43,696.1 km2 (16,871.2 sq mi)
Area rank24th
Population
(2017)[1]
• Total16,718,956
• Rank3rd
• Density382.6190/km2 (990.9785/sq mi)
• Density rank2nd
GDP
• Year2017 estimate
• TotalUS$308 billions (PPP) US$195 billions (nominal) [2] (2nd)
• Per capitaUS$18.432 (PPP) US$11.687 (nominal) [2] (3rd)
HDI
• Year2014
• Category0.778[3]high (6th)
Time zoneUTC-3 (BRT)
• Summer (DST)UTC-2 (BRST)
Postal Code
20000-000 to 28990-000
ISO 3166 codeBR-RJ
Websiterj.gov.br

Rio de Janeiro is one of the 26 states of Brazil. Its capital is the city of Rio de Janeiro.

Rio de Janeiro is in the Southeast Region of Brazil. It shares borders with Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo and São Paulo as well as the Atlantic Ocean. Rio de Janeiro has an area of 43,653 square kilometres (16,855 sq mi).

The state's largest cities are Rio de Janeiro, Nova Iguaçu, Niterói, Duque de Caxias, São Gonçalo, São João de Meriti, Campos dos Goytacazes, Petrópolis and Volta Redonda. Its main rivers are the Guandu River, the Piraí, the Paraíba do Sul, the Macaé and the Muriaé. Its climate is tropical.

## Geography

The state is made up of both mountains and plains. It is between the Mantiqueira Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. The bays of Guanabara, Sepetiba, and Ilha Grande are on the coastline of Rio de Janeiro.

Rio de Janeiro is the smallest state in the Southeast Region and one of the smallest in Brazil. Its coastline is 635 kilometres (395 mi), the third longest coastline in the country.

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