Did you know?
Here are some curious facts about Brazil that
probably no one ever told you about
The fifth in the world: Brazil
is the fifth largest country in the world in size, only
losing to Russia, Canada, China and the U.S., respectively.
Two among the ten: São
Paulo and Rio de Janeiro are the two main cities in Brazil
and they are among the ten most populated in the world.
From the end to end: To get
an idea of just how large Brazil is, it is enough to say
that to go from one end of the country to the other one
has to spend more than six hours aboard a Boeing on a non-stop
Air success 1: And talking
about airplanes, Brazil is among the major world commercial
aircraft manufacturers, exporting its planes to several
Air success 2: The city of
São Paulo has the largest private helicopter fleet
in the world.
40% is still untouched: Brazil
is so large that, albeit its development, more than 40%
of its area is still covered by native vegetation.
A cultural soup: Brazil was
colonized by the Portuguese but suffered the influence of
many other cultures. In the state of Santa Catarina there
are entire towns that only speak German. And, in certain
areas of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Italian is spoken
more than Portuguese.
More women than men: According
to the last census, Brazil has more women than men. In some
countryside towns, the proportion can reach two to one.
Natives to this day: Within
the Amazon forest there are still over 50 native tribes
that have never had any contact with white man.
EnjoyBrazil Magazine - Year 1 #2