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Home to spectacular beach towns, jungle scenes and an extremely rich culture formed from centuries of mixing influences from Europe, Africa and local indigenous societies, Brazil is one of the most exciting destinations in Latin America. The largest country in South America, Brazil cannot go unnoticed, and for good reasons. If you don't know much about this magnificent country and its wonderful people, here are 5 interesting and fun facts to start expanding your Brazil knowledge.
1. Brazil is not only the largest country in South America but also the world's 5th largest country. It covers about 3,286,470 square miles (8,511,965 square kilometers) which represents over half of the continent. It shares borders with all the countries of Latin America (except Chile and Ecuador).

2. Brazil is the only continent in Sout America which derives most of its culture and its language from Portugal. While the rest of the continent was colonized by the Spanish Crown, Brazil fell to the hands of the Portuguese regime. It was named after a type of wood that produced a red dye, "pau brasil", which early explorers brought back to Portugal.

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3. The capital is Brasilia. Most people believe that the capital is Rio de Janeiro as it is one of the largest and famous cities in the country, particularly for its colorful and extravagant Carnival in Feburary. Brasilia surprisingly ranges far from Brazil's largest cities which include Rio, Sao Paulo, Salvador de Bahia or Recife.
Interior of the Catedral Metropolitana, Brasilia, Brazil, South America
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4. Rio de Janeiro is home to one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, the statue of Christ the Redeemer. Standing on top of one of Rio's highest hills, Corcovado, at 700 meters (2,300 feet), this gigantic 39-meter (130-foot) high statue was erected in 1931. Constructed over a period of 9 years, from 1922 to 1931, the statue weighs 635 tones and was sculpted by French artist Paul Landowski.

5. Brazil boasts the greatest variety of animal species in the world, most of which can be found in the Amazon rainforest which covers about a third of the territory. The country is home to over 600 mammals, 1,500 fish species, 1,600 bird species and an incredible 100,000 types of insects. Many of the most exotic species live in the Pantanal region, the world's largest wetland. Among these are giant anacondas, capybaras (huge relatives of the guinea pig), and caimans (relatives of the alligator yet smaller and only found in Central and Latin America).

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Comfort Suites Brasilia
The Comfort Suites® Brasilia is strategically located near the city center, close to many local attractions and landmarks. This Brasilia hotel is close to the Memorial JK (Juscelino Kubitschek Memorial), Metropolitan Cathedral of Brasilia (Catedral Metropolitana) and Three Powers Square (Praca dos Tres Poderes). Brasilia is renowned for its fabulous shopping, so make time to check the local malls including Conjunto Nacional de Brasilia, Patio Brasil and Shopping Center Brasília. The hotel is next to the commercial district, and walking distance from many nearby corporate offices, businesses, cinemas, nightlife and restaurants.
Melia Brasil 21 Brasilia
This hotel in Brasília, Distrito Federal is located between the Television Tower and City Park. It has a rooftop swimming pool, a gym and a sauna. Free Wi-Fi is available. Rooms at the Meliá Brasil 21 have air conditioning, a work desk and a minibar. The Norton Grill Restaurant specializes in grills and international cuisine. The hotel also features the popular Churchill lobby bar, which offers a wide range of fine wines and cigars. Guests can enjoy city views from the rooftop swimming pool, or work out at the well-equipped gym. The Meliá Brasil is 13km from the Brasilia International Airport.
Sonesta Hotel Brasilia
The newest hotel in Brazilís capital, the 18-story 125-room Sonesta Brasilia is located in the cityís Northern Hotel Sector, adjacent to the central business and banking districts with easy access to all government buildings. Nearby are shopping centers, fashionable boutiques, cafés, entertainment and tourist attractions. A Brasilia luxury hotel that caters to the most discerning business and leisure guests, the Sonesta offers a pool, fitness center, full-service business center, restaurant, function space and more. Only 15 minutes from the airport, the Sonesta Brasilia is an ideal setting for luxury, convenience and personal service. 
Tryp Brasil 21 Brasilia
Brazil Tryp 21 is strategically located in the Monumental Axis, between the Television Tower and 50 meters from City Park. It has easy access to the Esplanade of Ministries and the Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport (13 km), in addition to being located near the leisure and entertainment centers, bars, restaurants and just 50 m from the Shopping Patio Brazil. Statute of the Child and Adolescent Art 82. It is forbidden to host child or teen in hotel, motel, pension, or like establishments, unless authorized or accompanied by parent or guardian. If the child is accompanied by parents or guardians is required to submit a document proving this relationship in check-in.
Tryp Convention Brasil 21 Brasilia
The TRYP Convention Brasil 21 hotel, is located next to the Eixo Monumental, between the Television Tower and the city park. With easy access to the Explanada de Ministerios and the Juscelino Kubitschek internacional airport (13 km), it is near to entertainment and leisure centres, bars, restaurants, and only 50 metres from the Pátio Brazil mall. It forms part of the Brasil 21 complex: 3 shopping galleries, 4 restaurants, the Fitness Brasil gym measuring over 1,000m2, parking for 1,248 vehicles and a major convention centre for more than 8 thousand people.
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