- Brazil is a Portuguese speaking country in Latin America
- Its capital is Brasilia
- It is located in South America
- Brazil has a population of 200.4 million people
- The average life expectancy is 71 years
- The average age is 30
Major Bodies of Water
1: Rio de Janeiro Beaches
One of the most visited cities in Brazil, this city offers the slippers-and-barefoot lifestyle as well as the relaxing and popular beaches, such as that found in Copacabana and Ipanema.
2: Blue Lake Cave
One of the most stunning and magical lakes in Brazil, the Blue Lake Cave is found in the Mato Grosso do Sul State and is popular due to its unbelievably blue water color, which is quite unusual for a lake. (Above)
3: Amazon River
The Amazon River is the widest and second longest river (behind the Nile) in the world. This huge river drains the greater part of the world's rainforests. Another major river, the Paraná, has its source in Brazil.
Brazil Major Cities
1. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
In between the picturesque mountains and lushes rainforests view the infamous coast of white-sand beaches and stand at the feet of Christ whilst embracing the stunning costal views. (ABOVE)
2. Iguazu Falls, Brazil
One of the natural wonders of the world, higher than the Niagra Falls, the great water falls of Iguazu are accessible from the town of Foz do Iguacu. Take a cruise out to the bottom of the falls.
3. Pantanal, Brazil
Visit the world's largest adjoining wet lands, go trekking, horseback riding or take an unforgettable boat ride through the wildlife filled wetlands home to 10 million yacare caiman (crocodiles), red-bellied piranhas, birds and jaguars.
- Brazil's average yearly rainfall is 1761 mm. per year
- Brazil's average temperature is 72 to 79 degrees Fahrenheit
A lot of Brazilian food is influenced by African and Portuguese cuisine, as these nationalities make up a lot of Brazil’s population. By far the biggest favorite, the best known and the most traditional Brazilian dish is feijoada. Feijoada was brought to Brazil by Portuguese settlers, and the name of the dish comes from feijão, the Portuguese word for beans.
Brazil's major sport is soccer.
- In one Brazil town, the mayor proposed to make "death" illegal since they don't have room at cemeteries for more bodies.