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Guanabara

(gwänäbä`rä), former state, SE Brazil, on the Atlantic Ocean; since 1974, part of the state of Rio de JaneiroRio de Janeiro
, state (1996 pop. 13,316,455), 16,568 sq mi (42,911 sq km), SE Brazil, on the Atlantic Ocean. The capital is Rio de Janeiro.
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. Guanabara Bay, a deep inlet of the Atlantic Ocean, is noted for its beauty. The site of the city of Rio de Janeiro, it is also called Rio de Janeiro Bay.
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Guanabara

 

a state in southeastern Brazil, on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean, west of Guanabara Bay. Area, 1,356 sq km. Population, 4,394,000 (1970). Its administrative center is Rio de Janeiro. The state consists of Rio de Janeiro and its suburbs. It is second (after Sāo Paulo) in economic significance among the states of Brazil. Industries include textiles, metalworking, chemicals, and food processing.

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Guanabara

(until 1975) a state of SE Brazil, on the Atlantic and Guanabara Bay, now amalgamated with the state of Rio de Janeiro
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They are amongst the prevalent submerged habitats in Guanabara Bay being, on the other hand, less common in its inner area where mangroves are dominant (Coutinho & Zalmon, 2009).
Caption: Ato publico realizado no Palacio Guanabara contra o "pacote de maldades" anunciado pelo Governo do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (Arquivo Asduerj)
The poor quality of Guanabara Bay was at the forefront of the build-up to the Olympics.
According to the (http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/olympics/article94295567.html) Miami Herald , spectators like Brad Funk and Niteroi fishing boat captain Julio do Outeiral Filho have been sailing through Rio's Guanabara Bay collecting trash in preparation for the Olympics.
Among the environmental issues making headlines were concerns about garbage and raw sewage in Rio's Guanabara Bay and along the iconic Copacabana beach, both venues for aquatic events.
Kontides said conditions in the Guanabara Bay, where the races will take place, are not the ideal but everyone faces the same issues.
Lately, Bach and the Brazil organizers were jolted by the discovery of a bacteria that threatens the health of sailing and water sports athletes competing in Rio's Guanabara Bay.
Marina da Gloria The base for the sailing taking place in the waters of Guanabara Bay includes a new roof, event areas and a temporary pier for spectators.
Men's Basketball team is staying on a cruise ship for the duration of their time in Rio, which, if you really think about it, might not be so bad after all given that fresh Guanabara Bay air seeping through the ship's vents.