Brazil is 8,514,877 km ² and is the largest country in South America.
You can visit Brazil all year round. Only in the south in the summer (December / February) it is very hot and in winter there can be lot of rain.
For Brazil a valid passport is required with a minimum of 6 months validity after returning to Europe. A visa is not required.
The capital of Brazil is Brasilia.
Brazil has no real seasons, except in the south. In most of the country the temperature is uniform and there are short tropical rains. Rio has high humidity and the average daily temperature is 26 degrees in the summer (our winter) even 30 to 40 degrees. The Brazilian plateau cities such as São Paulo and Brasília have a milder climate with an average temperature of 19 degrees. The Amazon region has an equable climate. It is almost never warmer than 32 degrees.
Brazil has the largest economy in Latin America. There is an abundance of natural resources. Brazil is expected to become the fifth largest economy in the world. Natural resouces in Brazil: iron ore, manganese, bauxite, nickel, uranium, phosphates, tin, hydropower, gold, platinum, petroleum, timber.
Brazil-Amsterdam is a distance of about 7,400 kilometers. After a flight of 9 to 10 hours you'll reach the international airport of Fortaleza or Natal.
The official name of Brazil is Federative Republic of Brazil (República Federativa do Brasil).
Brazil, in South America, is bordering French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay and the Atlantic Ocean. Geographically, Brazil is divided into four units: the tropical coast, the highlands of tropical rainforest, Sertão; a dry and desert-like region and the Amazon basin to the highlands of Guyana, the highest mountain in Brazil is the Pico da Neblina. The coastline of Brazil is 7,491 km.
For Brazil no vaccinations are required. A vaccination against yellow fever is mandatory if one comes from a country where there is yellow fever. Vaccinations against DTP and Hepatitis A are recommended. In some areas, malaria occurs, also dengue.
Ilha da Queimada Grande, also known as Snake Island, is an island located off the coast of Brazil in the Atlantic Ocean. It is administered as part of the municipality of Itanhaém in the State of São Paulo. The island is small in size and has many different types of terrain, ranging from bare rock to rainforest. The island has a temperate climate. The island is the only home of the critically endangered, venomous Bothrops insularis (golden lancehead pit viper), which has a diet of birds.
Brazil is independent since 7 September 1822 (from Portugal).
Brazil has 199 321 413 (2012) inhabitants. The Brazilians are diverse in origin: it is a mixture of Africans, Europeans and Indians. The culture is predominantly Western.
In Brazil they speak Portuguese.
The currency if Brazil is the Brazilian Real (BRL). Serviço ( service charge) is listed separately on the hotel or restaurant bill in Brazil. Then no additional tip is required.
Approximately 89% of the population in Brazil is Christian. In addition, a large part of the population in the northeast is a follower of Candomble, a religion imported by slaves from Africa.
The international access number for Brazil is +55.
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