In today’s post, we will tell you where is Brazil located. If you want to visit this beautiful country, spend a few minutes to learn some basic facts about it. You will find some information below.
Where is Brazil on the map?
Brazil is the biggest country in South America when it comes to the area and the number of inhabitants.
The territory of the country takes almost half of the surface of South America and spreads in the middle of the continent.
Brazil borders on the north with Venezuela, Guiana, Surinam, and French Guiana, on the north-west with Colombia, on the west with Bolivia and Peru, on the south-west with Argentina and Paraguay, on the south with Uruguay and the east with the Atlantic Ocean.
A few facts about Brasil
Now you know where is Brazil located so let’s learn more facts about this country:
– Brazil is the biggest country in the world and the only country in America that is Portuguese-speaking;
– The Atlantic coast is 7 491 km long. Several archipelagos belong to Brazil: Fernando de Noronha, Rocas, Saint Peter, and Paul the Islands, Trinidad and Martim Vaz;
– The most important deepwater ports in Brazil are: Santos, Itajaí, Rio Grande, Paranaguá, Rio de Janeiro, Sepetiba, Vitória, Suape, Manaus and São Francisco do Sul;
– the south-eastern area of the Atlantic coast is covered by Mata Atlântica – the Atlantic forest. It is an area of lush forests, in which there are as many as 269 species of mammals – 2/3 species occurring in the Amazon;
– one of the biggest tourist attractions of Brazil is the Iguaçu Falls. It is located on the border between Brazil and Argentina on the Iguaçu River – the left tributary of Parana river;
– Brazilian cuisine is diversified regionally. The most known dish in the world is ‘feijoada’ – a stew of beans, beef, and pork. If you are a vegetarian, you will find a version without the meat as well. You have to try it out once you are in Brazil.
The climate in Brazil
Brazil lies in the zone of equatorial, tropical, subtropical and moderate climates.
Climate diversity contributes to the diversity of ecosystems: from the equatorial forests in the north and semi-deserts in the north-east to the coniferous forest in the temperate zone in the south and grassy savannas in the central part of the country.
In the exceptionally humid equatorial climate zone in the Amazon, there is no dry season. There are only periods when the amount of rainfall is slightly lower. The average daily temperature is around 15 Celsius degrees.
Both annual and daily temperature amplitudes are pretty low. In the savannah zone – the further south, the longer the dry season and the shorter the wet season.
The temperate climate of the southern extremities of Brazil is characterized by the occurrence of winters during which the temperature falls below 0°C.
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