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GUANABARA BAY RIO DE JANEIRO:
The Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro, was discovered in January 1st, 1502, by Portuguese explorer Gaspar de Lemos, who named it Rio de Janeiro (January River), because they thought it was a large river coming to the sea.
Bahia da Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro, is originated by a tectonic depression in the cenozoical era.
GUANABARA BAY BRAZIL FACTS:
The Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro, is the second largest bay in area in Brazil and first in importance.
The Guanabara Bay consists of an area of 380 km2, and its perimeter extends itself along several municipalities of the state of Rio de Janeiro.
The two biggest cities in the surroungings of the Guanabara Bay, Brazil, are Rio de Janeiro and Niteroi, they are one in front of the other.
The Guanabara Bay is 31 km (19 miles) long and 28 km (18 miles) wide at its maximum. Its 1,6 km (approximately one mile) wide mouth is flanked at the southern tip by the São João fortress, (at the Urca Hill in Rio de Janeiro, where the Sugar Loaf is situated), and at the northern tip by the Santa Cruz fortress in Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro.
The average depth of the Guanabara Bay is 3 meters, amounting to a depth of 8,3 meters at the Río de Janeiro Niterói bridge area, and to a maximun depth of 18 meters at the entrance of Rio de Janeiro's Port.
GUANABARA BAY BRAZIL SURROUNDINGS:
The two airports of Rio de Janeiro, the Galeao - Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (in the Island of Galeão) and the Santos Dumont National Airport are located on the shores of the Guanabara Bay, Brazil.
The UFRJ; Federal University of Rio de Janeiro´s, main campus is located on the artifitial Island of Fundão at Guanabara Bay, Brazil.
There are more than 130 islands dotting the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro.
BEAUTY OF THE GUANABARA BAY RIO DE JANEIRO BRAZIL:
Herman Melville on Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: "Talk not of Bahia de Todos os Santos--the Bay of All Saints; for though that be a glorious haven, yet Rio is the Bay of all Rivers—the Bay of all Delights—the Bay of all Beauties. From circumjacent hill-sides, untiring summer hangs perpetually in terraces of vivid verdure; and, embossed with old mosses, convent and castle nestle in valley and glen".
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