The Brazilian territory is crossed by two imaginary geographical lines: Ecuador, passing through the mouth of the Amazon, and the Tropic of Capricorn, which crosses the city of São Paulo.
The capital of Brazil, contrary to what many believe, is neither Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro. Both are very famous and populated cities, but none of them are South American country's capital. What is then the capital of Brazil?
The Brazilian capital is Brasilia since 1960, with more than two million and a half inhabitants, Brasilia or 'the capital of hope'
The climate of Brazil has a wide variety of weather conditions, we can consider that most of the country has a tropical climate. According to the Köppen system, Brazil has six major climatic subtypes: equatorial, tropical, semiarid, temperate and subtropical.
The official language is Portuguese. Also speaks Spanish, French, Italian, German and English especially in tourist areas. In areas inhabited by indigenous peoples including gê spoken, Arawak, Carib and Tupi-Guarani.
About 70% of the population is Roman Catholic. Also present evangelical churches. The type animist indigenous religions still have followers are currently the most popular Candomble, Umbanda and spiritualism.
Tourism is an important economic activity in several regions of the country. With five million foreign visitors in 2010.231 Brazil is a major international tourist destination in South America, and ranks third in Latin America in terms of international tourist flows, only after Mexico and Argentina.
The public health system-Brazilian Unified Health System, is administered by all levels of government, while private health systems play a complementary role. Public health services are universal, as they are offered to all Brazilians living free. However, the construction and maintenance of health centers and hospitals is financed by taxes.
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