Rio


Rio

Rio is the Portuguese and Spanish word for "river". It is often used as a nickname for Rio de Janeiro, a major city in Brazil.

Rio or Río may also refer to:

Other locations

* Rio Grande, North American river
* Río Bec, Mayan archaeological site
* Río Bravo, Suchitepéquez, a town in Guatemala
* Río Bravo, Tamaulipas, a city in Mexico
* Rio, Florida, a small town in Martin County, USA
* Rio, Illinois, a village in Knox County, USA
* Rio, West Virginia, a village in Hampshire County, USA
* Rio, Wisconsin, a village in Columbia County, USA
* Rio, Greece, a community in suburban Patras, Greece
* Rio, a location in Deerpark, New York, USA

People

* Rio Carnival (Tina Yuzuki) (b. 1986), Japanese AV idol
* Rio Ferdinand (b. 1978), an English football player
* Rio Reiser (1950-1996), German singer
* RIO for Radar Intercept Officer, a Naval Flight Officer

Music

* "Rio" (album), a 1982 album by the new wave/rock group Duran Duran
** "Rio" (song), the title song from the above Duran Duran album
* Rio (band), a Peruvian rock band formed in 1980
* Rock in Rio, an series of music festivals held in Brazil and Portugal
* "Rock in Rio" (album), a 2001 live album recorded in Brazil by the rock group Iron Maiden
* "Rush in Rio", a 2003 live album by the rock group Rush
* RIO, for Rock in Opposition, a musical movement in the 1970s
* "Rio", 1977 song by former-Monkee Michael Nesmith.

Business

* Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino, a resort in Las Vegas, Nevada that opened in 1990
* Rio Tinto Group, a multinational mining and resources group founded in 1873

Technology

* Rio (digital audio players)
* Rio (program), the windowing system of the Plan 9 operating system

Transportation

* Kia Rio, a 2000s subcompact car made by Kia Motors
* Ford Del Rio, a 1950s station wagon made by Ford Motor Company
* Panther Rio, a 1970s luxury sedan made by British car makers Panther Westwinds

Politics

* Rio Protocol of 1942, temporarily settled a border war between Peru and Ecuador
* Rio Group, founded 1986, an international organization of Latin American states
* Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, a 1992 global sustainable development plan
* Rio Treaty or Rio Pact of 1947, more formally known as the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance
* Rio Convention, one of several commonly used "Rio" nicknames for the 1992 Convention on Biological Diversity

Fiction

* Rio (film), a 1939 film starring Basil Rathbone.
* "Wooden Sword" Ryu, known as Rio in the English-language anime version of "Shaman King", which has been running since 1998
* Rio Hinayama, a character in the 1997 visual novel "To Heart"
* Rio, a character in the web-show "NX Files", running since 2005
* Rio, name of the main villain from the 2007 Japanese tokusatsu television series, "Jyuken Sentai Gekiranger".
* "Rio", the first episode in Season 5 (September 2006) of the American television program ""


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