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Top 9 Interesting Facts About Rio de Janeiro

#6. First Favela was built in Rio de Janeiro

First Favela was built in Rio de Janeiro

Favelas are Brazilian slums. They are often erected hastily and haphazardly to fulfill the necessity for immediate housing. The first recorded favela is believed to have been built on the Morro da Providência in Rio de Janeiro in the late 1800s.

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