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Brazil is a Country in South America

Aug 17, 2007
The country Brazil is the largest and most populous country in South America. It is also the fifth largest in the world in both area and population.

Brazil is a federation consisting of twenty six states and one federal district, making a total of twenty seven federates units.

Geographically, mainland Brazil is commonly divided into five regions, North, Northeast, Central West, Southeast and South.

The official language is Portuguese and it is the only Portuguese speaking country in all the Americas.

Catholicism is the predominant religion, though Protestant communities have experienced significant growth in the last decades. Brazil has the largest Roman Catholic population in the world.

Possessing large and well developed agricultural, mining, manufacturing and service sectors, as well as a large labour pool. The country has been expanding its presence in world markets. Major export products include aircraft, coffee, vehicles, soybean, iron ore, orange juice, steel, textiles, footwear, corned beef and electrical equipment.

Brazil is home to many thousands of species, most of them still undiscovered. By 2020, it is estimated that at least half of the species resident in Brazil will become extinct.

The most popular sport in Brazil is football, with some outstanding players.

Tropical climate is predominant. In the south of the country, subtropical climate prevails. Brazil is traversed by the Equator and Tropic of Capricorn lines. It is home to varied fauna and flora and extensive natural resources.

With over 5000 miles of coastline, the list of beaches well worth your visit is endless. Therefore, comprising a list of the best beaches is quite the challenge. Particularly because in many cases we begin comparing apples with oranges, as the diversity of the beaches ranges so extensively.

There are many excellent destinations for rafting throughout Brazil. By raft you are able to reach natural attractions impossible to travel to by foot, all the while surrounded by lush vegetation, and wildlife. Whether you are a beginner or have years of experience under your belt, rafting Brazils rivers promises an exhilarating experience.

Within the awe inspiring confines of caves, time takes on new meaning. Spelunking tours offer a comprehensive introduction to this unique wilderness activity, unveiling the mysteries of how caves are formed and the unique species such as albino bats, fish and spiders.

In some locations the opportunity to learn or practice skills such as underwater cave diving and ice caving are available.

A place in the sun to relax and enjoy yourself everyday.
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Douglas Scott works for The Rental Car Hire Specialist. and is a free lance writer for The Villa Brazil Site
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