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Rio de Janeiro True or False?

Can you guess whether these statements about Rio de Janeiro are true or false?
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Last updated: October 18, 2021
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1. Rio is the capital of Brazil
True
False
Brasilia is
2. Rio is the largest city in Brazil
True
False
Sao Paulo is
3. Rio is the oldest city in Brazil
True
False
Salvador is
4. Rio annually hosts the world's largest Carnival
True
False
5. More than one in five people in Rio live in favelas, or slums
True
False
6. Rio is further north than Cape Town
True
False
7. Rio is the only city in the southern hemisphere to have hosted the Summer Olympics
True
False
Sydney and Melbourne also have
8. Rio sits at the mouth of the January River, from which it derives its name
True
False
Portuguese explorers mistook Guanabara Bay for the mouth of a river; the January River does not exist
9. A majority of residents of Rio are black
True
False
According to the 2010 census, 51.2% of people in Rio are white
10. By ridership, Rio has the largest public bus network in the world
True
False
11. Rio's temperature in winter sometimes dips below freezing overnight
True
False
Rio's lowest recorded temperature is 10.1 degrees Celcius (50.2 Farenheit)
12. Jorge Luis Borges, Lionel Messi and Pope Francis were all born in Rio
True
False
They are all Argentines
13. Rio was once the capital of the Portuguese Empire
True
False
The royal court evacuated Lisbon for Rio in 1808 due to the Napoleonic threat and remained there until 1821
14. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro began his political career in Rio
True
False
He was elected to the city council in 1988
15. Christ the Redeemer is the tallest statue of Jesus Christ in the world
True
False
There are taller statues of Jesus in Poland, Vietnam, Indonesia and Mexico
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