Brazil

A country of boundless beaches, roaring cascade, green jungles and metropolitan cities, Brazil is an intoxicating mix of big, bold and beautiful enduringly one of the world’s favorite destination. From jungle of Amazon to pre historical cities, the unbeatable natural spectacle of Iguacu falls to magnificent jungle-clad mountains that rise from the oceans and blend in to the beautiful Copacabana beach, be it is the scenic valleys or the world of soccer Brazil contains an awesome array of treasures to discover. Undoubtedly Brazilians are the most pleasure seekers people whether it is Rio carnival or dizzying avalanches of art museum, culture centers, and nightlife in Sao Paulo’s or find the best-known musical and dance outlets in Samba. Whatever you’re looking for, rest assured, Brazil has it.

Basic Information

Official Name: Federative Republic of Brazil
Capital City: Brasília
Time Zones: UTC -3:00

Currency

The Brazilian unit of Currency is Real/Reais (BRL; symbol R$) = 100 centavos. Notes are in denominations of R$100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 2. Coins are in denominations of R$1, and 50, 25, 10 and 5 centavos

Boundaries

Brazil is the largest country in South America and borders every country in South America with the exceptions of Chile and Ecuador. Brazil has borders with ten different countries, totalling 16,885 kilometres (10,492 mi), making it the country with the third longest land border behind only China and Russia.

Languages

Portuguese

Climate

Brazil is something of an all-year round destination with temperatures rarely dip below 20°C (68°F), apart from in the mountains and southern regions. The best time to visit is generally from March to November during the dry season. It can get cold in the south and in the mountains during the winter months, with temperatures sometimes hitting 0°C (32°F). Rainy seasons occur from January to April in the north, April to July in the northeast and November to March in the Rio/São Paulo area.

Major Religions

Brazil has the largest number of Catholics in the world. Roman Catholicism has been Brazil’s main religion since the beginning of the 16th century

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