State of Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro is a state in southeast Brazil. Its capital city, also called Rio de Janeiro, is known for beaches, Sugarloaf Mountain and the Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado Mountain. Architect Oscar Niemeyer's landmark Niterói Contemporary Art Museum is across Guanabara Bay, in Niterói. Along the state's Atlantic coast are Ilha Grande, a wooded island ringed by beaches, and the colonial city of Paraty.