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20 Fun & Interesting Facts about Brazil

Updated on April 14, 2012

1. Brazils motto is "Ordem e Progresso"-(Order and Progress) which relates to Brazils social economy. It has progressed towards a number of social initiatives with which it appears to be gaining ground. Making it one of the most successful democracies in all of South America.

2. The official language of Brazil is Portuguese (official), Spanish, English, and French

3. In recent years, Brazil has taken the world lead in alternative fuel production. Brazil is the leading producer of Ethanol and other bio fuels that power Allowing for more production of alternative fuels than any other country in the world.

4. Among the most famous Brazilian past times, it is brazils world famous soccer team It has made the world cup playoffs more times than most of the world’s soccer teams.

5. Sao Paulo is Brazil’s largest city it is also one of the world largest with over 10.7 million people.

6. Brazil has the largest river (Amazon) running through the center of the world’s largest untouched jungle

7. With Brazil being such a large country, the population in some parts is extremely poor. So, having easy access to cheap, reliable phone service has falling on the mobile companies. There are a million more mobile phones being used in Brazil every day compared to land line phones.

8. Brazil has more native tribes in the Amazon that are still carrying on their traditional, cultural and historical traditions from thousands of years ago.

9. Brazil contains some of the world largest reserves and is considered one of the world’s largest oil exporters behind Saudi Arabia

10. Rio de Janeiro is amongst the most famous places in Brazil. A tourist has loads of things to look forward to in Rio de Janeiro. One of the hottest celebrations that happen in Rio is the famous festival of Carnival. Every year thousands of people flock to this city for this world class celebration.

11. Brazil’s world famous Soccer team has won the World Cup a total of 6 times

12. Brazil has the largest population in South America currently below the world’s equation of poverty.

13. Brazil is the first country to eliminate a lot of state owned business and opt for a more democratic form of business.

14. Brazil is the largest country in South American, and it proves it by bordering every country in South America except Chile and Ecuador.

15. With Brazil’s large swaths of Amazon rain forest, it can boast that it contains the largest indigenous species of monkeys anywhere in the world.

16. The currency or Brazil has photos on it, the photos sit both in the horizontal and vertical access to prevent counterfeiting.

17. Brazil’s most major export to the world is coffee. Grown on the sides of mountains near the amazon

18. Brazil is a very large country which creates for a very diverse population. The majority of the population is Roman Catholic.

19. Brazil’s soccer team had been so successful that when Brazil built its first stadium it is now the largest soccer stadium in the world.

20. With Brazil’s large Roman Catholic population, they decided to erect one of the highest standing statues of Jesus in the world. It stands more than 1400 feet above sea level

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  • tastiger04 profile image

    tastiger04 

    5 years ago

    Very nice list of facts! I am a big soccer fan, I didn't know Brazil had the largest stadium! Thank you for all the great info, voted up and interesting! :)

  • ShaamCA profile image

    ShaamCA 

    5 years ago from India

    Thank you :) the 20 points are excellent to know more about Brazil

  • travelholidays profile image

    travelholidays 

    5 years ago from India

    Well said , thanks for sharing these rare information :)

  • Hello, hello, profile image

    Hello, hello, 

    6 years ago from London, UK

    Thank you for all these great information.

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    Gypsy Willow 

    6 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

    Love Brazil, thanks for the interesting facts. Where next?

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