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Brazil General information

Area: 8,547,404 sq km (3,300,170.9 sq miles).

Population: 186,112,794 (official estimate 2005).

Population Density: 22 per sq km.

Capital: Brasيlia. Population: 2,051,146 (2000).

Government: Federal Republic. Head of State and Government: President Luiz Inلcio Lula da Silva since 2003.

Time: Brazil spans several time zones:
Eastern Standard Time: GMT - 3 (GMT - 2 from third Sunday in October to third Saturday in March).
Western Standard Time: GMT - 4 (GMT - 3 from third Sunday in October to third Saturday in March).
North East States and East Parà: GMT - 3.
Amapa and West Parà: GMT - 4.
Acra State: GMT - 5.
Fernando de Noronha Archipelago: GMT - 2.
Language: The official language is Portuguese, with different regional accents characterising each State. Spanish, English, Italian, French and German are also spoken, particularly in tourist areas. Four linguistic roots survive in the indigenous areas: Gê, Tupi-guarani, Aruak and Karib.

Religion: There is no official religion, but approximately 70 per cent of the population adhere to Roman Catholicism. A number of diverse evangelical cults are also represented, as are animist beliefs (particularly spiritism, umbanda and candomblé).

Electricity: Brasيlia and Recife, 220 volts AC; Rio de Janeiro and Sمo Paulo, 127 volts AC or 220 volts in larger hotels. Plugs are of the two-pin type. Most hotels provide 110-volt and 220-volt outlets, transformers and adaptors.
GEOGRAPHY: Brazil covers almost half of the South American continent and it is bordered to the north, west and south by all South American countries except Chile and Ecuador; to the east is the Atlantic. The country is topographically quite flat and at no point do the highlands exceed 3000m (10,000ft). Over 60 per cent of the country is a plateau; the remainder consists of plains. The River Plate Basin (the confluence of the Paranل and Uruguay rivers, both of which have their sources in Brazil) in the far south is more varied, higher and less heavily forested. North of the Amazon are the Guiana Highlands, partly forested, partly stony desert. The Brazilian Highlands of the interior, between the Amazon and the rivers of the south, form a vast tableland, the Mato Grosso, from which rise mountains in the southwest that form a steep protective barrier from the coast called the Great Escarpment, breached by deeply cut river beds. The population is concentrated in the southeastern states of Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro and Sمo Paulo. The city of Sمo Paulo has a population of over 10 million, while over 5.5 million people live in the city of Rio de Janeiro.

Visas and Passports
Always check with your consulate for specific information about hours of operation, processing time, and payment methods.

For further information on Visas and necessary documentation, access: www.mre.gov.br/index.php

Tourists and visitors from Mercosul countries do not need to present passports. They merely need to show their ID cards. Visitors from other countries must present a passport that is valid for the next six months.

Tips

Most bars and restaurants include a service charge of 10% in the Bill. It is usual to leave a little extra if the service has been satisfactory. When no service charge has been included then a tip of 10% to 15% is the general rule.

Currency

The Brazilian currency unit is the Real ($R). Dollars and Travelers Checks can easily be changed in hotels, banks or travel agencies. Most establishments accept credit cards.

Brazil is the largest country in Latin America. It spreads across almost half (47.3%) of South America, and occupies a total area of 8,547,403.5 km2. It is the fifth largest country in the world after Canada, the Russian Federation, China and the United States. Except for a small number of islands, Brazil is a single and continuous land mass. The Equator passes through the northern region, near Macapل, and the Tropic of Capricorn cuts through the south of the country, near Sمo Paulo. Brazil’s east to west extension (4,319.4 km) is almost equivalent to its north to south distance (4,394.7 km). The country borders French Guiana, Suriname, Guiana, Venezuela and Colombia, to the north; Uruguay and Argentina, to the south; and Paraguay, Bolivia and Peru, to the west. Ecuador and Chile are the only two countries on the South American continent that do not border Brazil. The Atlantic Ocean extends along the country’s entire eastern coast, providing 7,367 km of coastline.

Language

The official language is Portuguese; however, the accent and the intonation are very different from what one hears in Portugal and other former Portuguese colonies. Some people say that Brazilians speak “Brazilian”, just like Americans can say they speak “American”, and not English. And there are also many Brazilians who are descendants of immigrants and who speak German and Italian, especially in cities in southern Brazil.

Language

The official language is Portuguese; however, the accent and the intonation are very different from what one hears in Portugal and other former Portuguese colonies. Some people say that Brazilians speak “Brazilian”, just like Americans can say they speak “American”, and not English. And there are also many Brazilians who are descendants of immigrants and who speak German and Italian, especially in cities in southern Brazil.

Among the countless attractions around the interior of the State there are beach resorts and mountains spas. The coastal cities receive the largest number of visitors on weekends and in the summer, which is between the months of December and March; all in search of beautiful beaches and good waves that the waters of this State offer in abundance.

Following the State’s coast, we pass through the delicious beaches of townships like Parati, Angra dos Reis, Niterَi, Araruama, Arraial do Cabo, Cabo Frio, Bْzios, Rio das Ostras and Macaé.

Heading into the interior of the State, it is also possible to find cozy farmhouses and small farms when we penetrate the Serra do Mar, such as in Petrَpolis, Teresَpolis and Nova Friburgo; and in the Itatiaia massif there is also Penedo, Itatiaia and Visconde de Mauل.

However, the city of Rio de Janeiro is the main tourist center for the State and for Brazil. Some of its most famous sites are the Sugar Loaf and Corcovado – from where Christ the Redeemer blesses the city - which have become symbols for the country all around the world. Other locations that call a lot of attention for tourists are the Forest Parks, such as the Pedra Branca and the Tijuca – the two largest urban green areas in the world – the Guanabara Bay islands, the churches, the sport complexes, the samba school courts, among many others.

But the highlights are definitely up to the State's beaches, which besides providing delicious fun, are also famous for the good wave formations, attracting countless surfers from all over the country and the world. In the city of Rio de Janeiro, the best waves are found on the Arpoador, Barra-Meio, Macumba-Pontal, Prainha and Grumari beaches.

The State of Rio de Janeiro is waiting for you not only with the city, but also with its mountains, beaches and wonderful waves. Come on, you’ll become a fan!

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