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14 fascinating facts you didn’t know about Brazil
The Latin America team have put together 14 weird and wonderful facts we bet you didn’t know about Brazil. They are nearly as diverse and whacky as the country itself!
Brazil makes up 47% of the South American continent.
Brasilia took just 41 months to build, from 1956 to 1960.
Brazil has been the world’s largest exporter of coffee for the last 50 years.
Christ the Redeemer weighs 635 tonnes and is 38m high.
Brazil has over 4,000 airports, second only to the US.
There are around 70 uncontacted tribes in the Brazilian Amazon.
One fifth of Rio’s population lives in favelas.
Brazilian prisoners can reduce their sentence by four days for every book they read and write a report on.
In 1958, a rhinoceros called Cacareco was a candidate in the city council elections in Sao Paulo and received the most votes.
Rio de Janeiro was once the capital of Portugal, making it the only European capital outside of Europe.
The biggest Japanese community outside of Japan is in Brazil.
Voting is mandatory in Brazil. Everyone between the ages of 18 and 65 has to vote.
The Brazilian national dish is feijoada, a black bean stew with dried, salted, and smoked meat.
The Amazon Basin gets seven feet or more of rain a year.