Interesting facts about Brazil

The fact that Brazil is the largest country in terms of area and population in South America and the only Portuguese-speaking country in America, which is in fifth place among countries in the world in terms of area and sixth in terms of population, can be read in any reference book, but interesting facts about Brazil can be found only from our article.

Brazil has been a Portuguese colony since the landing of Pedro lvares Cabral on the coast of South America in 1500, but declared independence three centuries later, becoming the Brisilian Empire. The Portuguese not only instilled in their inhabitants their language and culture, but also their religion. Brazil is currently the country with the largest Catholic population in the world.

The name Brazil (port. Brasil, from the Portuguese word brasa - "heat", "hot coals") is associated with the Portuguese export of mahogany and this country. which began to be exported in large quantities to Europe. The discoverers called it the Land of the True Cross (port.Terra da Vera Cruz), however, it can be seen that the difficult to pronounce phrase in everyday life was replaced by a short Brasil, and then the country was generally renamed to Brazil.

It turns out that the full name of Brazil is the Federative Republic of Brazil. The country became a republic in 1889 and is a union of the Federal District, 26 states and 5, 564 municipalities.

The capital of Brazil is not Rio de Janeiro at all, but the city of the same name to the country - Brazil. The city has a population of about 3 million and is the fourth largest city in the country.

Sao Paulo is the largest city in the country. Its population is approximately 14 million.

Brazil has the largest number of primate species of any country (about 77) and the largest number of freshwater fish species (over 3, 000).

TV shows and football in Brazil are never shown at the same time, since both are very important for Brazilians and are an integral part of their life.

74.5% of Brazilians of both genders love football. The Brazilian national football team is the only one in the world to have participated in all the World Championships and became the champion five times.

In 1932, due to the Great Depression, the Brazilian government was unable to find money to travel athletes to the Los Angeles Olympics. The solution was to put a delegation of 82 athletes on a ship with coffee and make them sell it on the way to America. Upon arrival at the port of San Pedro, the athletes were faced with a demand from the administration to pay a dollar for each who went ashore. Since there was not enough money for everyone, only those who had a chance for a medal were released from the ship.

The full name of a Brazilian consists of three parts: personal name, mother's surname and father's surname. For example, Gabriel Rodrigues Almeida.

Forty days before Easter, the Brazilians celebrate the beginning of Lent and the famous Brazilian carnival takes place in Rio de Janeiro - 4 days of continuous fun, costumed processions and samba.

The gesture "OK" in Latin America is an insult ("zero", "insignificance"), in Brazil it indicates irritation and rage.

The crime situation in Brazil is very acute, so it is better not to walk the streets alone in the evening. Brazilian police have even allowed drivers to drive at red lights from 10:00 pm to 5:00 am to reduce the risk of car robbery.

The most important part of a woman's body in Brazil is her butt. It is believed that the larger it is, the better.

There is nothing to do with knowledge of English in Brazil, but if you ask in French, they will understand you, because it is very similar to Portuguese.

The country has the second largest number of airports in the world, behind only the United States. There are 4, 000 airports here

By the way, coffee is not a native Brazilian drink, in 1727 it was brought from French Guiana.

There are so many transsexuals in Brazil that even in the toilets, there is a letter "T" next to the usual symbols "Me" and "Jo". In fact, transvestites share the ladies' room with "real" women.

The Savior statue in Rio de Janeiro - a symbol of Brazil - is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. It is visited by 2 million tourists annually.

Brazil is home to the largest Japanese diaspora outside Japan, with a total population of over 1.5 million.