Guide to BRAZIL
BRAZIL which official name is Federative Republic of Brazil or Brazil, is a country from America located at the Eastern South America, bordering the Atlantic Ocean. BRAZIL with 16,885 km sq km, limits with: Argentina 1,261 km, Bolivia 3,423 km, Colombia 1,644 km, French Guiana 730.4 km, Guyana 1,606 km, Paraguay 1,365 km, Peru 2,995 km, Suriname 593 km, Uruguay 1,068 km, Venezuela 2,200 km; and is divided in 26 states . BRAZIL's capital is Brasília , but BRAZIL 's most populated city is sao paulo with about 10,021,437 inhabitants.
History of BRAZIL
BRAZIL's government is federal republic; a Republic with a Executive government type, with President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva as head of state.
Other symbols of BRAZIL are Brazilian motto " Ordem e progresso (Portuguese, Order and progress) Brazilian anthem "Hino Nacional Brasileiro (Brazilian National Anthem) Brazilian flag.Brazilian flag is composed by green with a large yellow diamond in the center bearing a blue celestial globe with 27 white five-pointed stars (one for each state and the Federal District) arranged in the same pattern as the night sky over Brazil; the globe has a white equatorial band with the motto ORDEM E PROGRESSO (Order and Progress) .
BRAZIL's history is quite long: Following three centuries under the rule of Portugal, Brazil became an independent nation in 1822 and a republic in 1889. By far the largest and most populous country in South America, Brazil overcame more than half a century of military intervention in the governance of the country when in 1985 the military regime peacefully ceded power to civilian rulers. Brazil continues to pursue industrial and agricultural growth and development of its interior. Exploiting vast natural resources and a large labor pool, it is today South America's leading economic power and a regional leader. Highly unequal income distribution remains a pressing problem.
BRAZIL has an area of 8,511,965Km ,with a coastline of 7491, this great area is composed by 8,456,510 sq km of land and 55,455 sq km of water. Brazilian geography is known by it's mostly flat land to rolling lowlands in north and some plains, hills, mountains, and narrow coastal belt . This makes Brazilian's land specially proclive to recurring droughts in northeast; floods and occasional frost in south.
Guide to travel to BRAZIL
If you are thinking on traveling to BRAZIL, you will have to take in consideration some points like BRAZIL's currency, BRAZIL's weather, BRAZIL's national holiday and BRAZIL's transports.
The first thing you need to know for your travels abroad is country's currency. BRAZIL`s currency is called real ( R$), which is divided in 100 centavos. For your consideration, real's exchange rate is about 0 per dolar.1.5754999339.
BRAZIL's weather is characterized to be mostly tropical, but temperate in south. So be sure of choosing the proper date to travel to BRAZIL.
You can also consider to visit BRAZIL on it's national holiday to get in BRAZIL's culture. If you do so, BRAZIL's national holiday is called Independence Day, 7 September.
Also, if you like natural wonders, don't forget to visit the highest point of BRAZIL: Pico da Neblina 3,014 m. And try also to get to BRAZIL's lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 mBut if you prefer the city, you must visit BRAZIL's tallest structure: ( ).
Don't be afraid to take a flight to BRAZIL, with more than 4,276 airports and 5 airlines, you will get to BRAZIL without problems. Once there, you can choose the transport type that better fits your needs. BRAZIL has about29,295 of railways, and also50,000 of roadways, so is a good place for a car trip.
BRAZIL is known by Brazilians as Republica Federativa do Brasil or Brasil in the shortened way. Brazilian, about 190,010,647 people, are composed by different ethnics: white 53.7%, mulatto (mixed white and black) 38.5%, black 6.2%, other (includes Japanese, Arab, Amerindian) 0.9%, unspecified 0.7% (2000 census). And they also have different languages: Portuguese.
Another relevant point nowadays it's BRAZIL's religion. Brazilians are divided in Roman Catholic (nominal) 73.6%, Protestant 15.4%, Spiritualist 1.3%, Bantu/voodoo 0.3%, other 1.8%, unspecified 0.2%, none 7.4% (2000 census). So you can visit any of it's7 like St. Nicholas Cathedral, São Paulo .
But if want to know more about BRAZIL's culture, the best way is by reading the most famous Brazilian novelists' books like Paulo Coelho, (1947– ) .
Videos of Brazil
See some viedos of Brazil's places and tourism before choosing your vacations destination.
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