Rio Branco is a Brazilian municipality, capital of the state of Acre. Located in the valley of the Acre River in northern Brazil, it is the most populous municipality in the state, with 407,319 inhabitants, according to the 2018 census, almost half the state population. Rio Branco was one of the first settlements to appear in the region, being the 4th oldest state capital city in the North of Brazil. In 1913, it became a county. In 1920, it became the capital of the territory of Acre, and in 1962, the state capital. It is the administrative center for the economic, political and cultural region.