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Fun Facts to Know About Brazil
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Fun Facts to Know About Brazil by Henry Arnault
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
|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.
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.
|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
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
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.