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Brazil is the largest country in South America, and the fifth
largest in the world (after Russia, China, Canada, and
the United States).
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Countries neighbouring Brazil are: Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia,
Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana.
Claiming almost half of the continent, Brazil shares a common
border with every South American country except Ecuador and Chile.
The Amazon basin is located in the north of Brazil, with large areas
of swamps and flood lands.
The highest point in Brazil is the Pico da Neblina (3,014 m.), near
the border with Venezuela.
In 1500, Portuguese Admiral Pedro Alvares Cabral,
was the first European to reach Brazil and start the colonisation of
South America's largest country; although the Spanish navigator Vicente
Yanez Pinzon had beaten him to the area a few
Portugal's new territory was originally named Terra da Vera Cruz -
Land of the True Cross, until Italian navigator Amerigo Vespucci explored the coastline in
Vespucci called one of the bays Rio de Janeiro, and returned to Portugal with a valuable cargo of
brazil wood. From then
on, Terra da Vera Cruz became known as Brazil.
Planet Brazilian Portuguese:
Your Spanish won't get you far in Brazil, so be sure to pack this phrasebook.
Weather in South America:
Local weather forecasts for destinations around Latin America.
Brazilian Embassy in
Information Services of the Brazilian Embassy in Washington, DC.
Brazilian Embassy in
The Embassy of Brazil is situated in Mayfair, close to Marble Arch underground station.
Getting around Brazil, and other information for tourists.
Brazil Hotels and Tours:
There's a wide variety of places to stay and things to do in South America's largest
The regions of Brazil are varied and there's plenty to see.
Brazilian News and Sport:
Keep informed with what's happening in Brazil.
Find out more about Brazil's major cities.
Rio is fun, but it's a lot quieter in the north-east of Brazil.
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