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Brazil Fun Facts

General Knowledge | 7-14 yrs | Reading Pod

13 Fascinating Facts about Brazil

  1. Brazil is the 5th largest country in the world by land area and population.
  2. It is called Brasil in Portuguese; it is the only country in South America that speaks Portuguese.
  3. The territory now called Brazil was claimed for the Portuguese Empire on April 22, 1500, by Pedro Alvares Cabral. Independence was confirmed in 1822.
  4. The capital of Brazil is Brasilia and the largest city is Sao Paulo.
  5. ‘Christ the Redeemer’ is a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro. It is among the Seven Wonders of the World.
  6. The motto of Brazil is “Ordem e Progresso” which means Order and Progress in English.
  7. The word “Brazil” comes from Brazil wood, a tree that grew abundantly along the Brazilian coast.
  8. Animals of Brazil include armadillo, tapirs, jaguars, pumas, caiman crocodile, the tapir, the spotted ocelot, and many other exotic reptiles and insects.
  9. Brazil covers three time zones.
  10. 75% of Brazil’s people live in the cities.
  11. 60% of the Amazon Rainforest is located in Brazil.
  12. Brazil is the largest producer of coffee in the world.
  13. In Brazil, the Iguassu Falls consisting of 275 falls is the largest group of waterfalls in the world.