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Keith Kellett's Blog – April 2017 Archive (1)

Roaming Around Rio



On New Year’s Day 1502, a Portuguese ship captained by one Gaspar de Lemos sailed into what is now Guanabera Bay. Thinking that this was the mouth of a river, they called it Rio de Janeiro,  ‘January River’, and, although there wasn’t actually a river here, the name stuck. Nowadays, it’s usually just shortened to ‘Rio’ … and, although there are many other places…

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Added by Keith Kellett on April 29, 2017 at 12:47pm — No Comments

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