Many people think that Brazil (spelled "Brasil"
in Portuguese) is surrounded by the
Although the Amazon is enormous, Brazil is much larger
than that, and it is blessed with
types of climates and vegetation.
More than 180 million people live
in Brazil, making it
the fifth most populous country in the world.
The vast majority of Brazilians live in cities.
Most of the largest ones are still located
on the coastline.
Each city has its own special character. São
Paulo, for example, with its 15 million residents, is one
of the largest cities in the world.
On the other hand, small Serra Nova Dourada,
in the state of Mato Grosso,
is Brazil's smallest city, with only 562 inhabitants.
Climate varies from region to region.
Belém, in the state of Pará, is
very hot and humid, with temperatures
often above 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees
The average temperature in
Rio de Janeiro is 22.5 degrees Celsius
(72.5 degrees Fahrenheit).
On the other hand, in the city of São Joaquim, in the
state of Santa Catarina, temperatures often fall below
20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit) and snow may fall in
When it comes to the cultural heritage and
some cities look almost totally European,
in southern Brazil.
Other regions, such as the state of Bahia, display a strong African
Salvador, the capital of Bahia, is known as the "largest African city
outside of Africa".
On its turn,
São Paulo hosts the largest
Japanese population outside Japan.
are characterized by their diversity. The
country is a great melting pot.
Click below to know more about some of the
most famous cities in Brazil