10 Facts: Brazil

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Brazil is the largest country in South America and the fifth largest country in the world. Besides being the home of many of the most beautiful models in the world the country also has a rich history. It’s definately one of the countries in South America that I want to visit one day.

Rio-De-Janeiro-2 10 Facts: Brazil

Here are 10 facts about Brazil:

  • Brazil declared independence from Portugal in 1822, was only recognized as independent i 1825 and became a republic in 1889.
  • It’s the only Portuguese speaking country in South America and shares borders with every country on the South American continent except Chile and Ecuador.
  • The Copacabana (in Rio de Janeiro) is a 4 km beach which has 63 hotels and 10 hostels spread along it.
  • It’s the only nation who has won the FIFA World Cup 5 times.
  • The country has an estimated population of 192 million people.
  • Contrary to popular belief, Brasilia (with a population of 2.6 million people) is the capital city of the country.
  • São Paulo is the largest city in the country (with an estimated population of 11 million people). Rio de Janeiro is the 2nd largest city (with a population of 6.1 million people).
  • There are an estimated 38 million phone lines and 14.3 million Internet users in the country.
  • It’s also home to the the most species of monkeys and the longest beach in the world (7500 km).
  • The country is 100% Energy Independent. They has been dabbling with Ethanol fuel for cars for over three decades. In the recent decades great advances in the efficiency of ethanol production in the country has lead ethanol to become a primary fuel source for cars.

I’m almost sure that I left something important out about this country. Please comment on this post if you can add an interesting fact to this list.

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