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Brazil

Brazil
  • Capital

    Capital

    Brasilia

  • Local time

    Local time

    14:37

  • Population

    Population

    209.15 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +55

  • Currency

    Currency

    R$ BRL (real)

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Brazil

Brazil
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Brasilia

  • Local time

    Local time

    14:37

  • Population

    Population

    209.15 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +55

  • Currency

    Currency

    R$ BRL (real)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 757

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.27 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    1 761mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    8 515 767 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    28%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    59%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    33%

  • Railways

    Railways

    29817km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    94.14 m

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    white - 53 %
    mulatto - 38 %
    black - 6 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    Roman Catholic - 74 %
    Protestant - 15 %
    Spiritualist - 1 %

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    66.0%

  • Languages

    Languages

    Portuguese

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    729 500

  • Murders

    Murders

    27 per 100k

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    9.1 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    19.3%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    10.4%

  • Malaria

    Malaria

    8%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    41 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    0.6%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    textiles, shoes, chemicals, cement, lumber, iron ore, tin, steel, aircraft

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    coffee, soybeans, wheat, rice, corn, sugarcane, cocoa, citrus, beef

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    bauxite, gold, iron ore, manganese, nickel, phosphates, platinum, tin, rare earth elements

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    11%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    bauxite, gold, iron ore, manganese, nickel, phosphates, platinum, tin, rare earth elements

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    41%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    529 808kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    125 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    114

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What not to do when visiting Brazil

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Street & Behavioral

Don't bring excessive valuables and show it to public. Leave your necklaces, rings, expensive watches, bracelets, and other jewelleries in a safe place as much as possible.

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Don't use the inverted American "OK" sign - it's an obscene gesture.

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Don't discuss about Argentina when in Brazil.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Brazilians have a strange hobby: opening Osama Bin Laden bars. Like the ‘Caverna do Bin Laden’ in Rio, for example. Bin Laden lookalike even works here.

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Don't forget to shake hands when greeting (men). Women tend to kiss each other. Greetings are often carried out with handshakes accompanied with touching of the forearm, elbows, and pats on the back.

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Don't leave your drink unattended at the bar or accept drinks from strangers.

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Don't forget to bring insect repellent for illnesses from dengue, leishmaniasis, and malaria. If you are planning to stay out overnight, bring mosquito nets, insects sprays, and necessary prescription medications.

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Don't necessarily flash on the beach - act the same way as locals. Brazilian beachwear tends to be brief, but topless sunbathing tend to be more foreigners' act. Brazilian males tend to wear Speedos or the equally figure-hugging hot pants, so do the same if you want to fit in.

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Don't forget to send the flowers the next day in Brazil - don't give purple flowers as they are a sign of death.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Brazil covers 50% of the South American continent.

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Street & Behavioral

Don't drink tap water.

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Don't sit quietly at restaurant- be ready to yell on waiter, it's not considered rude and don't wait for waiter to approach you.

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Don't be surprised meals in Brazil can last for hours.

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Don't always expect only beautiful sights - don't be surprised if you come across extreme poverty, favelas, drug-torn cities or rude people. Never go alone along.

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Street & Behavioral

Don't smoke at public places - it's banned.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Brazil borders every country in South America except Chile and Ecuador.

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Don't ignore beach signs and take them seriously - many beaches have strong and dangerous riptides, strong swells and current.

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Don't forget the native language is Portuguese, not Spanish!

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16/20
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Don't take pictures of locals without permission.

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Social Events

Don't visit someone's house empty-handed - bring flowers or a small gift. Orchids are considered a nice gift, but avoid purple ones and avoid giving anything purple or black as these are mourning colours.

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Social Events

Don't necessarily arrive on time when invited to someone's house - arrive about 30 minutes late for dinner invitation and about an hour if it's a party. This does not apply for business meetings - be on time there.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Brazil got its name from brazilwood - a tree from colonial times valuable for its red dye used in the textile industry.

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Don't be a victim of scams or street crimes - lookout for muggers, pickpockets, scam artists or purse snatchers who work out on streets, stations, restaurants or hotel lobbies. Don't show off with a large amount of money or expensive clothing.

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Don't be surprised with unpunctuality - up to 30 mins late is nothing unusual.

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