GeographyLand area:3,265,059 sq mi(8,456,511 sqkm); total area:3,286,470 sq mi(8,511,965 sq km)
GeographyBrazil covers nearly half of South America and is thecontinents largest nation. It extends 2,965 mi (4,772km) north-south, 2,691 mi (4,331 km) east-west,and borders every nation on the continent exceptChile and Ecuador.
Population (2010 est.):201,103,330 people approximately
Largest cities are:São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, BeloHorizonte, Recife, Manaus, Brasilia, Natal,Fortaleza,Curitiba,Cuiabá and Porto Alegre
LanguagePortuguese is spoken by nearly100 percent of the population
Monetary UnitThe REAL is the monetary unit of Brazil
ReligionThe Brazilian population is predominantlyCatholic religious heritage because of thePortuguese.Obtained by African religious customs of Afro-Brazilians. Brazil is now the largest number ofspiritualists in the world.
FoodChicken drumstick, Fried manioc, Coated egg,Cheese rolls,, Corned beef spread, Coatedsausage, Toast and the famous BrazilianRodizio.
SportsThe soccer is the most popular sport in Brazil.One of the most influential Brazilian soccerplayers is Pelé, widely considered as the bestsoccer player of all time.
MusicThe music of Brazil reflects the diverse cultureof the Brazilian nation. Some of thepopularmusical genres known from Brazil arethe choro, samba, bossa nova and Brazilianpopular music.
CultureIs a culture of a very diverse nature. An ethnicand cultural mixing occurred in the colonialperiod between Native Americans, Portugueseand Africans formed the bulk of Brazilianculture.
Popular peopleEx-presidentLuiz Inácio Lula da Silva Actual president Dilma Rousseff
Popular Places in Brazil Explore some of our favourite places in Brazil. Green CoastManausRio de Iguaçu FallsJaneiro