35 Most Interesting Brazil Facts and Useful Information

35 Most Interesting Brazil Facts and Useful Information

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2. Black diamonds are only found in Brazil and Central African Republic.

3. More species of monkeys are found in Brazil than any other country in the world.

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5. Traffic jam costs $2.3 billion a year to Sao Paolo.

6. Norway is the only national football team who has never lost to Brazil.

7. Brazil rainforest are being cut at the rate of up to 4% per year due to logging, slash and burn agriculture and ranching.

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9. Brazil is the first country in South America country to accept women into its armed forces, in the 1980s.

10. Bolivia is the major exporter of Brazil nuts and not Brazil.

11. Brazil has the second highest rate of deforestation in the world after Indonesia.

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13. Rio de Janeiro was once the capital of Portugal, making it the only European capital outside of Europe.

14. Brazil is the largest producer of coffee in the world from the past 150 years.

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16. Brazil is the first country in the world to ban tanning beds.

17. The biggest Japanese community outside of Japan is in Brazil.

18. Brazil, the only country in South America that speaks Portuguese.

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20. Brazil covers 3 time zones.

21. Brazil, the largest country in South America.

22. Amerindians, Europeans and Africans are the three major ethnic groups that Brazilians have descended from.

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24. The word Brazil comes from a tree named brazilwood.

25. The world’s largest carnival, the Rio Carnival happens in Brazil.

26. The official language of Brazil is Portuguese.

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28. Brasilia is the capital of Brazil.

29. Sao Paulo is the largest city in Brazil.

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31. Brazil has the largest coastline on the eastern side of South America. It is 7491 km.

32. In Brazil, it is right hand drive.

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34. Brazil is one of the largest economies in the world.

35. Brazil is one of the 77 founding members of the United Nations.

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