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21 Facts About Brazil You Might Not Know

Brazil's Flag

Brazil’s Flag

• Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world.

• It is the largest country in South America.

• It is the longest country in the world: spanning 2800 miles via land from
north to south.

• Brazil has the second highest number of airports in the world.

• It has the tenth largest railway network in the world.

• It also has the third largest roadway system in the world.

Pico da Neblina

Pico da Neblina

• The highest point in Brazil is the Pico da Neblina at a height of 9,882 feet.

• The lowest point in the country is Atlantic Ocean at 0m.

• Brazil’s official language is Portuguese and it has the largest Portuguese
speaking population in the world.

• Brazil has one of the fastest growing economies with an annual growth rate
of 5%. It is also the world’s eighth largest economy.

• The country has the ninth highest number of billionaires in the world.

• It has tenth highest number of vehicle owners in the world.

Brazil is a leading producer of hydroelectric power

Brazil is a leading producer of hydroelectric power

• Brazil is one of the leading producers of hydroelectric power.

• The country has been energy independent since 2006.

• Brazil contains 60% of the rainforests that make up the Amazon rain forests and 25% of all
the world’s rain forests.

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• With a population of around 200 million people, Brazil is the fifth largest
country in terms of world population.

• Brazil has the second highest Christian population in the world.

• The illiteracy rate is very high in this country at 14%.

• Brazil exports coffee, soybeans, wheat, rice, cocoa, citrus, beef and
sugarcane.

• Brazil is rich in natural resources like iron ore, tin, aluminum,
phosphate, platinum, uranium, manganese, copper and coal.

Brazilian Spider Monkey

Brazilian Spider Monkey

• Brazil has the most number of species of mammals, plants, fresh water fish and
monkeys in the world.

All this and some of the most fabulous people you will ever hope to meet! Travel to Brazil and you will not be sorry. And, as always,divirta-se!




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