Facts of Brazil and Rio de Janeiro
it can be good to know some facts of Brazil and Rio de Janeiro.
basic facts about brazil:
is the fifth biggest country in the world after Russia, Canada,
China, and the USA. Per 2006 188,078,261 (5th largest) people, spread
out on an area of 8,514,877 km² (5th Largest).
population density is highest along the coast of Brazil with the
district of Copacabana, in the city of Rio de Janeiro, one of the
worlds most populated areas with 25,000 people per km². While
in Rio de Janeiro as a city, 4,781 per km².
the enormous rainforest reduces the average population density in
Brazil to 20.5 inhabitants per square kilometer .
capitol facts of brazil;
is the current capitol, after it was constructed by the famous architect
Niemeyer by order of the brazilian gouvernment to spread the population
more out in the inner part of Brazil.
capitol was moved in 1960 from the marvellous Rio de Janeiro to
great disappointment of the cariocas. (People raised and born in
interesting cultural facts of Brazil involves the history of the
Portuguese. Unlike the Spanish colonial empire of the rest of South
America, the Portuguese populated brazil by mating with the existing
were imported and further contributed to making a mix of people
existent to a large degree also today. You will find Indians, Blacks,
Whites, Mulatas, chineese, all kinds of mixtures which make Brazil
a exotic country of mangfold.
of these different kinds of people brought a little bit of culture
making a mix very special for Brazil. There is no problem in having
several religions even though the official one is catolism. Many
have two religious tables in their houses, following the African
candomble religion and Christian icons.
major exports of Brazil are: aircraft, coffee, automobiles, soybean,
iron ore, orange juice, steel, ethanol, textiles, footwear, corned
beef and electrical equipment
and Rio de Janeiro, more facts of brazil:
de Janeiro is a state and also the next biggest city of Brazil after
state capitol has 5,857 904 inhabitants divided into 4 zones with
a total of 160 city neighbourhoods, surburbs or ‘bairros’ which
it’s called in Portuguese.
is the most famous region of the south zone with various hotels,
bars and night clubs. You
are obliged to take a walk on the wavy pavement and observe the
quantity and variety of people in the district; foreign tourists,
prostitutes, rich people and poor, people from all ages and social
to Copacabana you also have Arpoador, often frequented by young
surfers, Ipanema and Leblon, two areas with great nightlife, bars
local Brazilians also like a lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, Cosme Velho
which give access to the forest ‘floresta de tijuca’ the biggest
urban forrest in the world, Jardim botanico (the botanical garden)
centre has allot of historical buildings and the main museums. The
Lapa area is definatly worth a visit as it is the local of bohems,
samba do choro with a special nightlife and Brazilians gathering
in the streets, singing and dancing.
in the Centre area is Santa Teresa, a place where artists and intellectuals
gather. On the top of a hill, Santa Teresa can be accessed through
a small train, functioning since 1877 up until today.
you are born and raised in Rio, you may call yourself carioca. The
cariocas are very proud of Rio de Janeiro and often make jokes about
Sao Paulo, with inhabitants called ‘Paulistas’ from the Sao Paulo
state and ‘Paulistanos’ from the city itself.
facts of Brazil and Rio;
has 50 km of beaches spread out along the coast of the state.
call to Rio de Janeiro you need to exit your country with 00, then
enter Brasil with 55, use the statenumber 21, then the specific
number. Ex. From Norway, 00,55,21, specific number.
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