Travel Geography quiz: What is the capital of Brazil? Originally published March 2, 2013 at 7:00 pm Updated March 2, 2013 at 9:01 pm Share story By Seattle Times staff Test your geography smarts with this quiz: Q: What is the capital of Brazil? A: Brasilia. It was Rio de Janeiro until 1960 when Brasilia was designated as the capital to spur development in the interior. Seattle Times staff Email Newsletter Signup Custom-curated news highlights, delivered weekday mornings. Morning Brief Breaking News View Comments No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ. Powered by Livefyre The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.