Brazilian Souvenir: Places in Rio de Janeiro shown on Acrylic Fridge Magnet
You will come across myriads of lovely souvenirs of Brazil and Rio de Janeiro ranging from caps, pens, T-shirts to frames and ornaments; nonetheless, this pretty acrylic fridge magnet will certainly make it to your souvenir collection. It shows bright pictures of different attraction of Rio de Janeiro and is thus a fitting keepsake of the city as well as the country. Rio de Janeiro is commonly known as Rio and is the capital of the State of Rio de Janeiro which is the 2nd biggest city of Brazil and has a population of around 6 million. The city is also declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Climate of Rio de Janeiro
The climate of Rio is best described by tropical savanna climate with traces of tropical monsoon climate. It has a big period of strong and heavy rainfall that takes place between December and March. The summers are pretty hot and humid and have a temperature around 40 C on average. The autumn and winter seasons are quite cold and sometimes experience a light drizzle of snow pellets. Spring is pleasant and warm and is probably the best time to visit the city.
More info on the City
Rio de Janeiro stayed the capital city of Brazil for about 2 centuries between 1763 and 1815. The city forms a big share in GDP of the country; by 2008, its share in the GDP was approximately around R$340 billion. Two of the biggest oil companies of Brazil, namely Vale and Petrobras have headquarters in Rio and contribute a lot towards the city's and the country's economy. Rio is also at times referred to as the Cidade Maravilhosa which means "Marvelous City" in the English language. Lots of popular universities and other educational institutes of the country are located in Rio and the city is also famous for its natural landscapes and popular carnivals.