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Rio de Janeiro
By Tasha and Melissa.
Map of Rio de Janeiro
Why people migrate
• People migrate from the rural areas of Rio into
the urban areas of Rio de Janerio due to thee
reasons below
• They move from shanty towns (e.g. Favelas) and
poor paid jobs into the hopes of moving into
better accommodation and higher paid jobs.
• This doesn’t always happen as only the richer half
of the population are able to live in the higher
end of accommodation and dominate the higher
paid jobs.
Information about Rio
• Rio was the capital of Brazil till 1960s
• Rio represents the second largest GDP (Gross Domestic
product) in the country estimated about 140 billion reais.
• The estimated population is at 11 – 13.5 million
• It is the most visited city in the southern hemisphere its
known for its natural settings.
• The average temperature is 23°C
• Portuguese is the official national language.
• Rio de janeiro is Brazil’s primary tourist attraction and
resort it receives the most visitors per year of any city in
South America with 2.82 million international tourists a
The push factors of migration
There are many push factors some are :
Gang Crime
Civil War
Lack of Housing
Poor living standards
Lack of jobs
The pull factors of mirgation
There are many pull factors some are:
Good weather
Nice scenery
Cheap housing
Good living standards for the rich
Rich in culture
Impact of the population
• The population of Rio De Janerio became much higher
after migration became more popular, the population
had become so high that accommodation ran low and
people had to make shanty towns with houses made of
scrap metal and whatever they can find to build them.
• People from MEDCs are more likely to effect the
population as they have more money and can buy the
more expensive housing, leaving the habitants already
living in Rio to live in the shanty towns.
• Older people migrating in (retirees) have to be looked
after more than the younger habitants, this is costly for
the destination country.
Source Country
• The rural areas of Rio are ran by the farms
they own, when people leave these areas the
farms being understaffed and therefore
leaving the poor areas poorer.
• And they cannot afford their farms when
they’re lacking hands.
• Also, more men leave than women, leaving
the women behind creates an unbalance of
gender in rural areas.

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