World Cup fever is affecting…well… the world! Rio is definitely the place to be. I actually didn’t know much about Brazil but now that I do, I want to travel there ASAP!
Brazil of course is a country in South America. The capital is not Rio but Brasilia. Rio de Janeiro is infact the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro which is the second largest city in Brazil. There are approximately 6.3 million people living in Rio de Janeiro.
Brazil’s landscapes include forests, mountains and plateaus, highlands and lowlands, a large number of rivers and many sandy beaches. Brazil is located in the eastern part of South America, along the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. Brazil borders with Guyana, Venezuela, Suriname, French Guiana in the north, Argentina and Paraguay in the south-west, Uruguay in the south, Colombia in the north-west, Bolivia and Peru in the west.
The tropical climate dominates in Brazil; 90 percent of the country is located in the tropics. Although the Amazon Basin climate is humid, there are arid regions in the north-east. Brazil is known for five climatic zones, the main of them are equatorial, tropical, and subtropical. The average annual temperature in the equatorial zone ranges from about 24 to 26 ° C. The average annual rainfall ranges from 1500 mm to 3000 mm. In the tropics the average annual temperature ranges from 20 ° C to 25 ° C. The average annual rainfall is about 1500-2000 mm, except for the mountainous regions, where is much rainfall, and except for valleys of some of the rivers flowing in the east, where the annual rainfall is the lowest of the region – 900 mm. In the subtropical zone the average annual temperature ranges from 14 ° C to 22 ° C, in the mountains – 10 ° C. The average annual rainfall ranges from 1250 mm to 2000 mm. The bulk of the rainfall falls in summer and autumn.
Some facts about Brazil
|Population of country||201,103,330 people|
|Area of Brazil||8,511,965 sq. kilometers|
|Located on the continent||South America (SA)|
|Capital of Brazil||Brasilia|
|Currency at Brazil||Real (BRL)|
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