Brazil Facts:

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Talking about Brazil facts, it's the 5th. largest country in the world and the largest in South America with a total territory of 8,514,599 square kilometers.

It takes nearly six hours of a jumbo jet flight to cross it from North to South.

A federation with 26 states and a federal district: Brasilia, Brazil's capital since 1960.

Rio de Janeiro was the former capital from 1763 to 1960. Before that was Salvador da Bahia

Its coastline has some 7,367 km. bordering the Atlantic ocean - so you have a few thousands Brazil beaches to choose from - and several islands: such as Penedos de Sao Pedro e São Paulo, Trindade e Martim Vaz, Atol das Rocas and Fernando de Noronha archipelago.

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Brazil has borders with Venezuela and the Guianas: (Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana ) to the North and Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay to the South.
To the NW, Colombia, and Peru and Bolivia to the West.

The North of Brazil holds about 45% of the total surface, being the least populated (about 1/3 of the total population) and under-developed area. Main cities here are Salvador, Fortaleza and Recife.

The SE region is the richest and most populated, with the biggest cities in the country: São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

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Carnival in Brazil is worldwide famous, particularly in Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Recife. Soccer means passion to Brazilians and they are very good at it. They have won five World Cups to prove it.

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