If you are reading this blog, probably you are planning a trip to Brasil (in English:Brazil). As you can see, I won’t be modest about Brazil (or Brasil) as a nation is unusually blessed. Over 7,400km (4,600 miles) of coastline. Rainforest covers 60% of the territory and the wetlands, called by the brasileiros as Pantanal has the richest fauna and flora in the earth. Brazil with its continental size is a melting pot with different skin colours, flavours, sounds and cultures. It contains small pieces of everything; taken from all over the globe making the culinary exquisite. The country with the first synagogue in Americas and with the largest catholic population of the world is a land of contrast.
Carnival is so important to Brazil as Opera is important to Italian culture. Football is the sport of the people, no matter your social status.
São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro are the country’s two largest cities. São Paulo is Brazil’s most important city, an immense metropolis and the largest city in South America, exerts strong regional influence in commerce and finance as well as in arts and entertainment. Rio de Janeiro, or simply Rio, is the second densely populated city in Brazil. It’s the major tourist attraction, known throughout the world for its breathtaking coastline and lavish carnival parade.
Brazil is a continental country in terms of size, is the fifth largest country in the world in both area and population and is officially the largest and most populated country in South America.
It borders : Uruguay,Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia,Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname and the French department of French Guiana. More people live here than in all the other South American nations combined. It’s South America’s leading economic power and the only Portuguese country member of the BRIC.
The people who live in Brazil are a dynamic mixture of European, mixed African/European, African and native Indian. Brazil has the largest black population after Nigeria, a significant community of Italians,Germans,Japanese and Lebanese.