Brazil Week – An introduction

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What do you think of when you think about Brazil?

Well, it was all over the headlines earlier on in the year thanks to being the host for the World Cup although we think that most of England would like to forget about that. It’s also famous for its vibrant and colourful culture, especially The Festival of Brazil which is held annually. Or maybe you think about the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer? This week on Erisea, it’s Brazil Week – we’ll be bringing you articles on Brazil everyday including delicious recipes and places to visit in the South American country. By the end of it, hopefully you’ll feel like you’ve been there!

First of all, we’re going to introduce you to Brazil with a few important facts:

– Brazil was discovered by the Portugese, therefore their official language is Portugese. It’s also the only Portugese speaking country in the Americas.
– Brazil is the largest country in South America and has a population of over 202 million.
– The capital city of Brazil is Brasilia and not Rio de Janeiro as many people think.
– Rio de Janeiro played host to the 2014 Football World Cup and will be hosting the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics.
– Brazil is famous for the caipirinhas cocktails which are a mix of cacha├ža, sugar and lime and are very strong!
– Brazil is home to the majority of the Amazon Rainforest, which has the greatest biological diversity in the world and is home to over 16,000 different species of animals including big cats and tree frogs.

Hopefully those few facts have got you interested and we hope you enjoy the rest of Brazil Week.

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