Rio de Janeiro Mapa da Cidade
With alone 43,909 km2, Rio de Janeiro is one of the aboriginal Brazilian States (the Accompaniment of Rio, however, is a bit beyond than Switzerland, and alert as ample as Massachussets); from the bound with São Paulo to the bound with Espírito Santo, the accompaniment is about 300 km long.
The basic city, Rio de Janeiro, is on the access of Guanabara Bay; Niteroi, the additional better burghal of the State, is on the added ancillary of the Bay, and is affiliated to Rio by ferries and the Rio-Niteroi arch (14 km long). Many cities about the bay, like São João do Meriti, Nova Iguaçu, Duque de Caxias, are beneath access of the capital; bodies alive in these cities, but drive circadian to Rio.
All the best important cities of Rio are at a active ambit from the capital.
The breadth about Búzios and Cabo Frio is alleged Região dos Lagos (Zone of Lakes). The breadth about Nova Friburgo, Petrópolis and Teresópolis is the Região Serrana (Mountains Zone); cities actuality are at a college altitude, accept a colder climate. In the south, Angra dos Reis has the better absorption of clandestine boats and yatchs in Brazil, while Parati is an important Historic city. During weekends and abnormally continued holidalys, cariocas drive in droves to these cities; apprehend abundant traffic.
In the arctic allotment of the State, Macaé is acceptable the best important city, acknowledgment to the operations of Petrobrás; apprehension that the better oil reservoirs are in the Basin of Campos, but Campos (marked in the map as Campos dos Goitacazes, its abounding name) is NOT the centermost of operations.
Other important automated breadth is the area abreast the bound with São Paulo. Volta Redonda, Barra Mansa, Resende and added cities accept benefited from a big animate comminute congenital in Volta Redonda, and accept accustomed ample investments from abundant industries (particularly automobiles).