Independence Centenary International Exposition

The Independence Centenary International Exposition was a World Expo[1] held in Rio de Janeiro from September 7, 1922 to March 23, 1923,[2] to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Brazil's Independence. The expo happened during Epitácio Pessoa's mandate and was regarded as an opportunity to show off the growing industries and the potential market from Brazil. The fair was constructed alongside of the Rio Branco Avenue in a landed area built just for the occasion.

1922 Rio de Janeiro
Poster celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Independence of Brazil
BIE-classUniversal exposition
NameIndependence Centenary International Exposition
CityRio de Janeiro
VenueAvenida Rio Branco
Coordinates22°54′17″S 43°10′39″W
OpeningSeptember 7, 1922 (1922-09-07)
ClosureMarch 23, 1923 (1923-03-23)
Universal expositions
PreviousPanama–Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco
NextIbero-American Exposition of 1929 in Sevilla and 1929 Barcelona International Exposition in Barcelona

A total of 14 countries from 3 continents participated in the exposition.

Over 3,000,000 people attended the event.[3]



Argentina, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, France, England, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Portugal, Sweden and United States.

Exposition Pavilions

  • Administration Pavilion;
  • Food Pavilion;
  • Statistics Pavilion;
  • Festivity Pavilion;
  • Agriculture and Roads Pavilion;
  • Small Industries Pavilion;
  • Large Industries Pavilion;
  • Hunting and Fishing Pavilion;
  • Antarctica Beer Pavilion;
  • Jewelry Pavilion;
  • Portugal's Honor Pavilion.

States Pavilion

The Brazilian States Pavilion was the biggest pavilion in the fair with 6,013 exhibitors from all Brazilian states.[4]


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