Why is the harbor of Rio de Janeiro a natural wonder?
== == Rio bay holds many illusions. Rio is a natural wonder because there are so many ways to look at the harbor and see different things. Some of the first explorers thought it looked like the mouth of some giant river! The giant mountains by it help deceive your eyes to make it seem like a lake. When you first come into view of the harbor you see such strange shapes, and forms that everything looks like something else. There are many magnificent mountains around the bay. Some of the mountains are low and run straight into the water. The mountains create an entrance into the bay. The mountains actually surround the harbor itself at points
Yes, Mount Everest is a Natural Wonder. There is no consensus on a list of seven natural wonders of the world, and there has been debate over how large the list should be. One of the many existing lists was compiled by CNN: Grand Canyon Great Barrier Reef Harbor of Rio de Janeiro Mount Everest Aurora Parícutin volcano Victoria Falls
when the portuguese "colonos" first saw the guanabara bay, they thought it was the end of a river (Rio), and since that was in January (janeiro) they named the city they founded there Rio de janeiro (January's river). The harbor was discovered in January. The name means river of January. It was named in Portuguese after the date the Portuguese discovered it.
In the first January 1502, portuguese sailors, saw a nice Bay. Believing that was the end of a big river, they gave the name RIO that means river in Portugues, and Janeiro that is January also in Portuguese. The city was founded in 1565 by Estacio de Sa, with the name, Sao Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro , in honor of Dom Sebastiao, King of Portugal.