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GUANABARA BAY RIO DE JANEIRO:
The Guanabara Bay (Bahia da Guanabara in portuguese), is located in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The two main cities at the shores of the Guanabara Bay, are Rio de Janeiro and Niteroi.
The Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was discovered in January 1st, of the year 1502, by Gaspar de Lemos, Portuguese explorer, who named it Rio de Janeiro (January River), because his expedition thought the Guanabara Bay was in fact a large river ending at the Atlantic Ocean.
Bahia da Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro, was originated by a tectonic depression in the cenozoical era.
GUANABARA BAY, RIO DE JANEIRO, FACTS:
Importance: The Guanabara Bay (Bahia da Guanabara), Rio de Janeiro, is the second largest bay in area and extension in Brazil, but it´s the first in importance.
Area: The Guanabara Bay has a total area of 380 km2, and its perimeter extends itself along several municipalities of the state of Rio de Janeiro.
Cities: The two biggest cities in the surroundings of the Guanabara Bay, Brazil, are Rio de Janeiro and Niteroi, and they are located one in front of the other at one of the narrowest points of the Bay.
Length and width: The Guanabara Bay is 31 km (19 miles) long and 28 km (18 miles) wide at its maximum. At it´s smallest width (1,6 km, approximately one mile) it´s mouth is flanked at the southern tip by the São João fortress, Rio de Janeiro, (at Urca Hill besides the Sugar Loaf Mountain), and at the northern tip by the Santa Cruz fortress in Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro.
Depth: The average depth of the Guanabara Bay is 3 meters, summing up 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:
Airports: The two airports of the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Galeao - Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport, Gig, in the Island of Galeão) and the Santos Dumont National Airport are both located at the shores of the Guanabara Bay, Brazil.
University UFRJ: The Federal University of Rio de Janeiro´s, main campus is set at the artifitial Island of Fundão at the shores of the Guanabara Bay, Brazil.
Islands: 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 has written the following about the beauty of the 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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