Monday, 12 August 2013

Elemental truths about Brazil

Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region. It is the world's fifth largest country, both by geographical area and by population.

The word "Brazil" comes from brazilwood, a tree that once grew plentifully along the Brazilian coast.
The official language of Brazil is Portuguese, which almost all of the population speaks and is virtually the only language used in newspapers, radio, television, and for business and administrative purposes.

Religion in Brazil was formed from the meeting of the Catholic Church with the religious traditions of African slaves and indigenous peoples. Today Brazil has got the 2nd highest Christian population in the world.

The world’s best and most delicious coffee is produced in Brazil.

Brazil has the biggest rainforest in the world, the Amazon forest.

Scientists have estimated that there may be up to four million species of plants and animals in Brazil.

Brazil has won the soccer world cup five times.

Brazil has one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, the Christ Redeemer statue, located in Rio De Janeiro.

The Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is a world famous festival held before Lent every year and considered the biggest carnival in the world with two million people per day on the streets. The first festivals of Rio date back to 1823.

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