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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.
..... Click the link for more information. . 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.
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.