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The Sugarloaf, Above the City

By Hakan Almerfors, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - Pão de Açucar, Sugarloaf in English, is one of the more famous tourist attractions in the world. Perhaps the best marketing was made when James Bond fought Jaws on top of a cabin in the film “Moonraker”.

The origin of the name Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf) has two versions - One is that it was the similarity a cone of sugar, another that it is from the native indian language Tupi-Guarani: "Pau-nh-açuquã" meaning high isolated hill.

In 1912 the cable car to Sugarloaf was inaugurated . . .

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