Top 30 Interesting Facts And Information That You Don't Know About Brazil
Brazil is a South American country
It is bordered by Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname and French Guyana in the north, Uruguay in the south, Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia and Peru in the west and Colombia in the northwest. To the east, its boundary touches the South Atlantic Ocean.
It is the fifth-largest country in the world, with both North and South America being the largest countries on the continent.
It is a country of cultural diversity. People from different countries and cultures have a long and long history of arrival and migration on Brazilian soil, which is the basis of its cultural plurality, diversity and prosperity. There is an indelible impression of cultural diversity on the living, food, dance, music, festivals, festivals of its residents.
Brazil has the largest number of mammalian organisms, plants and freshwater fish. The biodiversity, wildlife and natural beauty also attract tourists here.
Top 30 facts about Brazil
1. The name ‘Brazil’ originated from a wooden name called “pau brazil” (brazilwood)]. This was the first product that the Portuguese commercially used to their advantage.
2. Brazil is also called "Pindorama" which means "land of the palm trees".
3. Brazil is also called the "land of contrasts".
4. Brazil was also called the "Land of the Holy Cross" and "Land of Brazil".
5. Brazil was also known as the "Land of Parrots" [Terra di Papaga]].
6. The official name of Brazil is 'Federative Republic of Brazil'. It is the largest country in both South America and Latin America.
7. Brazil declared itself a republic on 15 November 1889.
8. According to the region, Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world after Russia, Canada, USA and China.
9. According to population, Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world after China, India, America, Indonesia and Pakistan.
10. Brazil's border touches all countries in the South American continent except Chile and Ecuador.
11. Brazil has 26 states and a federal district. Its capital is "Brasilia".
12. Most people of African descent in Brazil live in the Northeast. Brazilians of European and Japanese descent live in the south and southeast region, while the north and mid-west region is home to the original inhabitants of Brazil.
13. Brazil has the second-largest black population in the world after Nigeria.
14. Brazil is one of the 17 megadiverse countries.
15. Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, was designed by Oscar Niemeyer. When viewed from above, it looks like the shape of an aeroplane.
16. Brazil has 13 cities with a population of over one million.
17. Brazil has only 3 time zones, while France has 12.
18. The largest African city outside of Africa, Salvador is in Brazil.
19. Sao Paulo is the richest and most populous state of Brazil. It is also the largest city in South America. It is the economic and demographic heartland of Brazil.
20. The oldest city of Brazil is São Vicente. The city was Portugal's first permanent settlement in America. Footballer Robinho was born in this city.
21. A city in Brazil is "Nao-Me-Toque", the name of which means - "Don't touch me".
22. Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo are two Brazilian states in which state names are the names of capitals.
23. Sao Paulo city of Brazil is known for traffic jams. In 2013, there was a 309 km long traffic jam in the evening, which is a record in itself.
24. The largest stock exchange in Latin America is in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
25. The motto of Brazil is 'Order and Progress' or in Portuguese 'Ordem e Progresso'.
26. The National Anthem of Brazil has two seven-verse verses. Both of these verses have the same tune. Brazilian law does not allow only one verse to be sung. It is mandatory to sing both verses while singing the national anthem.
27. Brazil receives an average of 6 million tourists every year.
28. According to a report, 6.6 million tourists visited Brazil in 2016. These tourists contributed $ 6.2 dollars to the Brazilian economy. The increase in the number of tourists in 2016 was due to the Olympic Games held in the country.
29. There are 7 natural and 14 cultural UNESCO World Heritage-designated sites in Brazil.
30. There is a replica of the Statue of Liberty in Brazil.