- This is a main cities page for Rio de Janeiro. It has only been seen once in the Driver series.
- Main article: Rio de Janeiro on Wikipedia
Rio de Janeiro, commonly referred to simply as Rio, is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil, and the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America, boasting approximately 6.3 million people within the city proper, making it the 6th largest in the Americas, and 26th in the world. Rio de Janeiro has become a home of a World Heritage Site named "Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea," as granted by UNESCO on 1 July 2012 in the category Cultural Landscape. The decision was taken by the committee of the assets of the organization. The announcement came during a meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Rio de Janeiro looks fairly primitive Like Havana, the vehicles are mainly from the 60s and 70s.
The Civil Police of Rio de Janeiro has a fleet of GAZ Volgas painted in a black and gray livery that patrol the streets of Rio with a single blue strobe and a warped police siren.
The Police in Rio have a second generation of GAZ volgas available which is strange since the GAZ volga is a vehicle that originated in Russia during the 70s.
- Rio de Janeiro Travel Guide
- R.L. Forstall, R.P. Greene, and J.B. Pick, "Which are the largest? Why published populations for major world urban areas vary so greatly", City Futures Conference, (University of Illinois at Chicago, July 2004) – Table 5 (p.34)
- City Population agglomeration list. City Population. Retrieved July 30, 2009.
- Rio 2016. Rio 2016. Retrieved on March 14, 2010.
- Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea. UNESCO (1). Retrieved on 1 July 2012.