Brazil Facts - 78 Interesting Facts About Brazil

Brazil Facts - 78 Interesting Facts About Brazil

Brazil is the biggest country in both Latin America and South America. It is also one of the most multicultural and ethnically diverse countries, due to over a century of mass immigration from around the earth. It borders all other countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela) in South America except Ecuador and Chile and covers 47.3% of the continent's land area.  Brazil is a founding member of the United Nations, BRICS, the G20, Union of South American Nations, Mercosul, Organization of Ibero-American States, Organization of American States, and the Community of Portuguese Language Countries.  If you searching for Brazil facts about culture, food, history? You have come to the right place. Check out the following list of interesting facts about Brazil.

Brazil Facts - Interesting Facts About Brazil

1. Brazil’s official called is República Federativa do Brasil.

2. The nation has 26 states and a Federal district that contains its capital city “Brasilia".

3. Brazil is the 5th largest country on the earth by population after China, India, U.S., and Indonesia. Also the largest country in both Latin America and South America.

4, The capital of Brazil is Brasilia and the city looks like an airplane from above. it's built-in 1960.

5. The name of Brazil comes from ‘Brazilwood’, It's a tree name in Brazil.

Brazil Facts - 78 Interesting Facts About Brazil
Brazilwood Tree, Photo source

6. Brazil has a border all American country except Chile and Ecuador. The nation shares a border with nine countries.

7. The nation of Brazil occupies half of South America's total landmass.

8. At 86.4%, Brazil has the lowest literacy rate of all South American countries.

9. Appromextly 4 million slaves were taken from Africa to Brazil, around 40% of all in the Americas.

10. The Portuguese spoken in Brazil is evidently most similar to that spoken in the 16th century. 

11. Brazilian national anthem has two seven-verse stanzas. Interestingly, both the stanzas have the same tune. Brazilian law does not permit you to sing just one stanza, you have to sing both the stanzas.

12. Brazil is the biggest market for crack cocaine in the world.

13. The country's highest point is Pico da Neblina at 2994 meters (9820 feet).

14. 4,600 miles of Brazil’s coastline lies on the Atlantic Ocean.

15. The country has the fifth biggest population in the world approximately to be over 200 million people.

16. Brazil has the biggest lusophone population on the planet. What’s a lusophone? A lusophone is a Portuguese speaker. Why lusophone? This is on the grounds that the Roman province of Lusitania covered most of Portugal. 

17. The nation has a city called “Nao-Me-Toque.” It literally means “Don’t Touch Me.”

18. Brazil produces a large number of quantities of iron ore but also copper, gold and diamonds and the nation are self-sufficient in energy.

19. The biggest African city outside Africa is Salvador in Brazil.

Brazil Facts - 78 Interesting Facts About Brazil
Salvador city in Brazil, Photo source

20. Brazil exported more than half a million handguns to the U.S. in 2010; making it the biggest exporter of guns during that period.

21. Sao Paulo is the richest and the most populated state in Brazil. It is also the largest city in South America.

22. 92% of all recently sold cars in Brazil use ethanol as fuel, which is created from sugar cane.

23. Brazil has the tenth-biggest railway and third-biggest roadway network in the world.

24. The Itaipu Dam, situated on the border between Brazil and Paraguay, is the second biggest hydroelectric producer on the planet. The dam is 7.7 kilometers long and 196 meters high.

25. Brazil has the 2nd biggest number of airports in the world, after the United States.

26. The majority of people of African descent live in the Northeast, Brazilians of European and Japanese ancestry live in the South and Southeast region while the North and Central-West is home to the native people.

27. Do you know that The largest Japanese community outside of Japan is in Brazil? 

28. The nation also has the world’s second-largest black population after Nigeria.

29. Brazil has 19 UNESCO World Heritage sites.

30. ‘Rubber’ made Brazil a wealthy country during the late 18th century. It occupies the ninth spot on the list of the most billionaires on the planet.

31. Visitors to Brazil are treated with the utmost respect and are admired. Brazilians have the reputation of being one of the most hospitable people in the world.

32. 35% of men from rural Brazil have had sex with an animal, a study found.

34. In areas around Brazil and Argentina, the earth’s magnetic field has been found to be weakening, specifically for the last 180 years.

35. Brazil has a replica of the Statue of Liberty (a copper statue, a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States.)

36. There is a community of people in Brazil called the Bororo who all have the same blood group: “O.”

37. Embraer, a Brazilian aircraft manufacturing company is among the world’s top five aircraft manufacturers.

38. The armed forces of Brazil are the biggest in Latin America by active personnel and the biggest in terms of military equipment.

39. According to media reports, by mid-2007, there were 67 tribes in Brazil who have never had contact with modern man.

40. Do you know? Free sex-change operations are provided by the Brazilian public health system. They recognize this as a constitutional right.

41. The northern part of Brazil is poor and underdeveloped while comparatively the southern part is industrialized and rich. 

42. The biggest stock exchange in Latin America is in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Brazil Facts - 78 Interesting Facts About Brazil
Sao Paulo biggest city in Brazil, Latin America,

Facts About Brazil History

43. Brazil was a Portuguese colony for more than 300 years and picked up its independence in 1822. 

44. Brazil and West Africa were once appended yet were broken separated by plate tectonics. Notice how they fit together on a map.

45. The Portuguese set up sugar plantations in Brazil during the 16th century.

46. Brazil became the first South American nation to accept women into its armed forces, in the 1980s.

47. One of Henry Ford’s failed ventures (due to poor crop-disease control) was to create rubber plantations and factories in the middle of the Brazilian Amazon jungle. 

48. There's a colony in Brazil established by 2,000 to 4,000 Confederate refugees who left the USA in the losing the Civil War.

49. Brazil’s economy depended mainly on these items: brazilwood (during the first few years of colonization), sugarcane (16th and 17th century), gold and diamond (18th century) and coffee (19th and early 20th century).

Facts About Brazil Wild and Nature

50. The Amazon Jungle has the greatest biodiversity on earth.

51. Brazil has a 60% share of the Amazon’s rainforest. The rainforest is estimated to contain 390 billion individual trees divided into 16,000 species.

Brazil Facts - 78 Interesting Facts About Brazil
Amazon’s rainforest, the world largest forest, Photo source

52. The Macaw is the national animal of Brazil.

53. An island in Brazil called Snake Island has up to 5 snakes for each square meter. Civilians are not permitted to visit the island.

54. Brazil has 64 national parks and in excess of 200 preservation units. One of the intriguing parks – Lencóis Maranhenses National Park is home to sand dunes that are framed by wind and sea flows. The dunes can arrive at heights of 40 meters.

55. The biggest number of species of mammals, plants and freshwater fish are found in Brazil.

56. On average, 6 million tourists visit Brazil every year.

57. The Amazon River is the world’s largest river by the volume. Also the second longest river in the world after the Nile River.

Brazil Facts - 78 Interesting Facts About Brazil
Amazon River is the second-longest river in the world, Photo source

58. The Guandu River in Rio de Janeiro supplies water to 9 million people in Greater Rio de Janeiro.

59. There are more species of monkeys in Brazil than in any other country on the earth.

Brazil Facts About Culture and Religion

60. Samba music is very popular in Brazil and developed in the 1800s.

61. Indigenous people have inhabited Brazil for thousands of years and there are 180 languages spoken.

62. Brazilians esteem family and social connections. Friendship and hospitality are a portion of the key traits that the local people look for among themselves.

63. ‘Silva’ is the most popular surname in Brazil.

64. Brazilian Carnival is a yearly Brazilian celebration held between the Friday evening (51 days before Easter) and Ash Wednesday around early afternoon, which denotes the start of Lent, the forty-day time frame before Easter. During the festival, more than 2 million people are on the streets every day.

Brazil Facts - 78 Interesting Facts About Brazil
Brazilian Carnival Party, Photo source

65. Brazil boasts the biggest population of Catholics on the earth at 73.6% of its population.

66. Natives of Rio de Janeiro’s city proper are called Cariocas. 

67. Brazil effectively closes down for Carnival with partying day and night. It is held from Friday to Tuesday before Ash Wednesday.

Brazil Facts About Food

68. The Brazilian national dish is feijoada, a black bean stew with dried, salted, and smoked meat.

Brazil Facts - 78 Interesting Facts About Brazil
Feijoada, Brazilian national dish, Photo source

69. Brazil is the leading producer of oranges on the planet, which amounts to 30% of the world’s total output.

70. The Brazilian national drink is the caipirinha which is cachaca (sugarcane liquor) mixed inside a glass with sugar, ice, and crushed lime slices.

71. Brazil has been the biggest producer of coffee for the last 150 years on earth.

72. Brazilians drink 5.5 kg per capita per year of coffee while Finland tops the list with 12 kg per capita per year.

Facts About Brazil Sports

73. The Brazilian Football Confederation was founded in 1914.

74. Brazil became the first South American nation ever to host the Olympics in 2016.

75. Brazilian are crazy about soccer and every city has a soccer stadium. 

76. The Brazilian National Championship soccer tournament has up to 44 competing teams and takes six months to play.

77. Brazil has won the Fifa World Cup five times and the world one of the most famous players is Pele from brazil.

78. Do you know? When Pele and Garrincha played together, Brazil never lost a game of soccer. 

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