It is considered to contain the greatest biodiversity of any country on the planet
Brazil contains most known plants, mammals and freshwater fish
Additionally, Brazil is home to the largest snake known on the planet, the anaconda
Brazil was claimed by Portugal in April 1500
In 1534, Dom Joao III split the territory into 12 sections; however, this created issues. This led the king to assign a governor-general and the rest of the territory assimilated into native tribes.