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 religionsstill 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.Health
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.
Brazil is the largest country in South Americaand the fifth largest in the world so it is understandable that its territory has received throughout its history to people around the world, they have given rise to the multiculturalism that characterizes Brazil.
Typical Brazilian Food
A great thing we found about Brazil is that you can find places that sell food by kilo. It's like a buffet where you choose what you would like toeat, pile it onto your plate which is then weighed to see how much it costs.
Since Brazil is such a huge country, it is almost impossible to list all of the typical food found in it. Below are some of the most common dishes and food that you will find:
Feijoada: Considered the national dish of Brazil, this is a thick stew of black beans with pieces of beef and pork added to it. It is traditionallyprepared in a clay pot. Feijão is Portuguese for Beans.
Fruit: Brazilians all eat a large amount of fruit that mainly comes from the Amazon. The range includes but is not limited to: mango, guava, cashew fruit, pineapple, passion fruit, orange and plum.
Moqueca: Is a seafood stew made without adding any water. Different fish and shellfish are thrown together with a mixture onions, tomatoes,somegarlic and Coriander). The recipe varies greatly depending upon location but in general, the option for liquid include palm oil and coconut milk or olive and soy oil. It simmers for hours in a traditional clay pot and becomes a viscous liquid, sometimes so that your spoon will stand up right.
Meat: The beef in Brazil is top quality, and is almost always prepared grilled with only a small amountof salt to bring out the flavor. Fancy cooking is not necessary.
Pão de queijo: These bread rolls are found throughout the country and are prepared in the home and also served at restaurants. If you don't have time to make your own you can also find them in the supermarket freezer section. It is a simple roll with cheese and accompanies most meals, especially breakfast.
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