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São Paolo and Rio de Janeiro in Southeastern Brazil

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March 19th, 2012 Category: Snapshots

Brazil - December 24th, 2011

Brazil’s two largest cities, São Paolo and Rio de Janeiro, can be observed near the coast in this image of the southeastern part of the country. Rio de Janeiro is located across from the city of Niterói, both on the shores of Guanabara Bay.

São Paulo is the largest city in Brazil, the largest city in the southern hemisphere and America, and the world’s sixth largest city by population, as one might suppose from the expansive area it covers here, grey in contrast to the surrounding green landscape.

Rio de Janeiro and Niteroi on the Shores of Guanabara Bay, Brazil – December 19th, 2011

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December 19th, 2011 Category: Image of the day

Brazil - December 19th, 2011

This orthorectified wide-swath ASAR image shows the cities of Rio de Janeiro (left) and Niteroi (right) on the shores of Guanabara Bay. The large island in the upper part of the bay is Ilha do Governador.

Multiple ships and oil platforms can be seen in the bay and in the Atlantic Ocean near the bay’s entrance. Visible along the Atlantic shoreline southwest of the bay are famous beaches such as Copacabana and Ipanema.

Rio de Janeiro is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil, and the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America, boasting approximately 6.3 million people within the city proper, making it the 6th largest in the Americas, and 26th in the world.

São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, East of Paraná River, Brazil

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September 12th, 2011 Category: Rivers

Brazil - August 12th, 2011

Visible near the left edge of this image of Brazil is the Paraná River, flanked by various artificial reservoirs created by hydroelectric dams.

Moving eastward to the sediment-lined coast, the cities of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro can be seen been the patches of clouds. The former appears as a large, greyish tan expanse, while the latter can be viewed along the western shores of Guanabara Bay.

Sediments Along Coast of Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil

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July 16th, 2011 Category: Sediments

Brazil - July 14th, 2011

Golden green sediments, coming from rivers such as the Paraíba do Sul, frame the coastline of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Visible in the lower left corner is the city of Rio de Janeiro itself, on the shores of Guanabara Bay. Across the bay from Rio de Janeiro is the city of Niterói.

Rio de Janeiro and Niterói by Shores of Guanabara Bay, Brazil

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April 27th, 2011 Category: Snapshots

Brazil - April 15th, 2011

Guanabara Bay is an oceanic bay located in southeastern Brazil in the state of Rio de Janeiro. On its Western shore lies the city of Rio de Janeiro, and on its Eastern shore the cities of Niterói and São Gonçalo (all of which are visible as grey expanses).

Guanabara Bay is the second largest bay in area in Brazil, at 412 square kilometres (159 sq mi), with a perimeter of 143 kilometres (89 mi). The bayis 31 kilometres (19 mi) long and 28 kilometres (17 mi) wide at its maximum. Its 1.5 kilometre- (0.93 mi-) wide mouth is flanked at the eastern tip by the Pico do Papagaio (Parrot’s Peak) and the western tip by Pão de Açúcar (Sugar Loaf).