Sugarloaf Mountain is a granite and quartz monolith and one of the most famous landmarks in the World. You’ll find it in Rio de Janeiro, rising to an impressive 396 meters from sea level. It became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2012.
Despite its location, the official language of Brazil is Portuguese, and is the only country in South America to speak this language.
If you fancy sampling some of the authentic coffee you’ll need to change your holiday money into Brazilian Real, the official currency here.
In Brazil the most common surname is Silva.
Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Brazilians live for an average of 75.46 years (2017).
Brazil’s motto is ‘Order and Progress’, or ‘Ordem e Progresso’ in Portuguese.
Want to call your friends or family in Brazil? You’ll need to use the international dialling code, +55.
Brazil grows coffee, wheat, rice and soybeans; they also rear cattle.
Its industry consists of shoes, textiles, chemicals, lumber, cement and iron ore.
The main exports consist of coffee, transport equipment, footwear, iron ore and soybeans.
In fact, Brazil is the world’s largest exporter of coffee!
Ponta Negra, Natal, Brazil
Bonus Brazil facts…
In recent years Brazil’s favelas – or shanty towns – have become popular tourist attractions. Rio de Janerio is home to the most famous – Santa Marta.
Including its offshore islands, Brazil is divided in to four time zones.
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