Location: Brazil is located by Eastern South America, close to the Atlantic Ocean
Races: Portuguese, Italian, German, Japanese, Amerindian, black 6%, white 55%, mixed 38%, other 1%
Religions: Mostly Roman Catholic
Languages: Portuguese (mainly), Spanish, English, French
Brazil has the greatest variety of animals of any country in the world. It is home to 600 mammal species, 1,500 fish species, 1,600 bird species, and an amazing 100,000 different types of Bugs. Brazil's jungles are home to most of its animal life.
Brazil is the largest country in South America and the fifth largest nation in the world. It forms an enormous triangle on the eastern side close to the Atlantic ocean.
People and culture
Most Brazilians are descended from three ethnic groups: Amerindians, European settlers and Africans. Starting in the 19th century, immigrants from Europe, the Middle East, and even Japan added to this mix. Brazilians are soccer crazy, and their country has produced some of the best players. Brazil has won the World Cup soccer finals five times, more than any other nation.