Fun Facts about Brazil

Brazil is an astounding and exciting South American country that is the perfect spot to spend one of your vacations in. But what do we know about it? Here are some small facts and fun trivia that will unveil some cool or even enlightening information about this tropical land.
  1. It is the largest country in South America and the 5th largest in the world. It’s so big, it makes up 47 percent of its continent.
  2. Because of its size and position, the country covers 3 different time zones.
  3. “Ordem e Progresso” or “order and progress” is the country’s motto.
  4. It is the only South American country that has Portuguese as its native language
  5. Pico da Neblina (Mist Peak) is the highest mountain within Brazil, bordering alongside Venezuela. It is always covered by clouds, one of the reasons why its existence was unknown until the 1950s.
  6. The Amazon River is one of the most famous rivers in the world. Its is the 2nd longest river in the world, second only to the Nile, flowing through Brazil.
  7. 60 percent of the Amazon Rainforest can be found in Brazil. Because of this, logging, agriculture, mining, and fishing are an important part of the Brazilian economy but also threaten the diverse nature present there.
  8. Brazil has a whopping 4,000 airports available within the land.
What fun info do you know about Brazil? These fun facts aren’t the only ones out there and there may be more amazing things to learn about the enchanting tropical country. It can both be enjoyable and helpful to learn some interesting info before you travel.