Where is Brazil located?

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.

If you know any other facts connected with Brazil, please let us know by leaving a comment below. We hope that we have encouraged you to visit Brazil. 

 

Recent news about deforestation – Amazon rainforest

As we all know, the world has been observing the alarming reports concerning the Amazon that is burning for several weeks now. Heads of state, celebrities and thousands of users publish photos on social media of burning forests and appeal to stop the slaughter of the “lungs of the earth”. Did the fires in Brazil take on an unprecedented scale this year and will it be the worst year in history for deforestation in the Amazon? We are not going to write this time about tourism. Amazon is burning and let’s learn important facts about it.

Amazon is the largest remaining rainforest in the world.

It is also the largest carbon dioxide absorber, absorbing over 2 billion tons of this substance per year and releasing about 20 percent of the Earth’s oxygen. 

The intensive exploitation of the Amazon began at the end of the 1960s. It was connected, among other things, with building new roads and enabling the use of this previously inaccessible area for economic reasons. Mines started to be built and trees were cut, thus gaining more land for cattle, palm and soybean farming. The process of clearing the land from trees (also by burning the areas) and reselling it at a much higher price is still ongoing.

Preliminary data from the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE) shows that 1698 square kilometers of the Amazon rainforest were destroyed in August. This is the worst August in five years – since the systematic satellite monitoring of the degradation of the forest has been conducted. It is also over 222 percent more than in August 2018. Recently, the result exceeding 1000 square kilometers was recorded in August 2016.

The INPE report announced in Brasilia shows that more than half of the 71 497 forest fires recorded in the country from January to August this year were located in the Brazilian Amazon. The number of fires is also 83 percent higher than in the same period in 2018.

The researchers from INPE emphasize that there were no significant anomalies associated with climate change that could be blamed for this situation. Instead, they point that it is the responsibility of the people who want to convert forest areas into fields under cultivation or for other investments.

On Thursday, August 29, the Brazilian government introduced 60 days ban on burning the land of the geographical area of the Amazon due to forest fires. From this point to August 31, INPE recorded 2000 new fires. The ban did not change anything and the situation is getting worse – the number of fires in the Amazon is still growing. INPE satellite data confirms 3,859 new fire outbreaks and around 2000 are concentrated in the Amazon region.

There have been numerous appeals to take the fire of the “green lungs of the world” seriously. Some of you might have seen the #PrayForAmazonia tag on Twitter. Residents from São Paulo used it while showing photos of the smoke from burning forests dimming the sun rays for a moment around 3 pm. Have you seen the photos? 

Brazil tour – tips and tricks about when to go and what to take with you

Brazil is a huge country of disproportions and diversity. It is not really a surprise as it is huge and is spread on enormous space.

You normally need a lot of time to really get to know it and this is not the case for many tourists. You can visit the place a few times and you will never get bored.

Below you will find some tips that may be useful when you are considering going to Brazil as a tourist.

Are you thinking of going during the Carnival period or maybe you have heared of Loollapalooza and want to check it out? Sit down comfortably and enjoy the read.

When is the best time to visit Brazil?

If you are European, most probably you will choose to go to Brazil during the winter season in your country. It is of course understandable.

The pick season falls in February so the trip during this time you have to plan in advance. Buy your flight tickets, bus tickets (link to QP) and book the accommodation as soon as possible.

If you do not like mosquitoes, chose to go between June and September.

If you want to visit the North of Brazil, where the Amazon and rainforest are situated, it is best to plan the trip between June and December as it is the dry season. The temperature there is usually around 30 degrees, however, in January and February, it rains heavily.

Northeast and shore of Atlantic Ocean are best to be seen during the European spring and summer – from April to October. It is dry and hot, only on the south end of the coast may get a bit chilly.

If you want to go to the West – that includes the Iguacu Falls – go during the European autumn.

You are thinking of going to the South – Salvador, Bahia and Rio de Janeiro – it is best to go there between October and March.

The Carnival in Brazil takes place around February and March as it is a mobile holiday. The Loollapalooza is in April. Check the exact dates online as they may change a bit every year. 

What to take with you when going to Brazil.

It is best to buy the universal adapter to the power socket – you can buy it at the airport or in every electric shop.

Except for summer clothes, take a few for colder weather. You may need them on the plane, bus or just during cold nights. It is good to take thin trousers and shirts as protection against mosquitoes.

A thin rain jacket may also come in handy. The luggage content really depends on what places you want to visit. While going to the jungle, do not forget to take the flashlight and appropriate clothes.

You may also want to take the mosquito net and a hammock. Wet tissues or hand wash gel may be sometimes the only “shower” that we can take. You may also take the pocket knife to peel the delicious fresh fruit.

Do not forget about the power bank as in some places there is no electricity. 

When going to Brazil for any festival like Loollapalooza or Carnival, do not forget to take crazy and colourful outfits and comfortable shoes.

Think of taking a small purse that you can use while going out. Remember not to take valuable things with you. 

Let’s go to Brazil. 5 things you need to know.

You have decided to go to Brazil and are here to find some tips and tricks about this country?

Good choice – we are here to help everyone who wants to visit our country. Brazil attracts many tourists from all around the world with its natural wonders that will take your breath away.

Just imagine seeing the amazing Iguazu falls or walking in the Amazon jungle. It does not matter if you are a part of an organized trip or you want to prepare everything on your own.

You may be surprised by going only to the Rio de Janeiro carnival and staying for a few months more. Yes, it has happened to many people.

There are a few things that you should remember about before boarding the plane. 

5  ‘tips and tricks’ for your travel be more chili

1.  First of all – necessary documents

If you want to visit Brazil as a tourist, you probably do not need a visa. However, please check it – there are many people visiting our blog from different parts of the world, so we are not able to write about every country. You can check in this link from the Brazilian Embassy. 

Make sure to check it. The migration card that you will receive at the airport is valid for 90 days.

Remember that your passport has to be valid for at least 6 months. Sometimes you may be asked to show your return ticket. 

If you want to go to Brazil, do not forget to buy the medical insurance that will be valid in South America.

We also recommend scanning all your documents and sending them to your mail and someone that you trust (just in case you lose them). 

2. Language

Many people think that the language used among Brazilians is Spanish. However, the language used in Brazil is Portuguese and it is not really similar to Spanish.

If you travel to touristic places, you may use English, but it is not that easy. Just to be on the safe side, just learn the basic words in Portuguese.

This article may be helpful (link – 11. What language is spoken in Brazil). You will feel more confident and the locals will talk to you with pleasure. 

3. Weather

In Brazil, the temperature stays at high levels most of the time. If you are a European and plan to go to Brazil during the winter in your country, be prepared for surprisingly high temperature.

The humidity is also high, so you will need some time to get used to it.

That does not mean that you should take only summer clothes when you are packing.

In the tropical climate, it is common that hot weather during the day turns into cold nights. Be sure to check what are the temperatures in the places that you plan to visit.

You may need warmer clothes on buses or planes when traveling, so do not forget about them. 

4. This is Brazil – people are unique

People in Brazil are very friendly and always willing to talk to you and help you. Sometimes it may be strange for Europeans, but this is just the way we are.

Try to observe everything and notice the beauty of our culture and people. 

5. Vaccinations

As a responsible traveler, always have your vaccination book with you.

Except for having the basic vaccination done, do consider the vaccination for yellow fever.

As you may ‘meet’ a lot of mosquitoes, do not forget to take repellents with you. 

We have listed the most important things to remember about when going to Brazil.

We hope that you have enjoyed reading about our ‘tips and tricks’ and you find them useful. We wish you an amazing journey.

We will be glad to read your thoughts about the article below. If you write any questions, be sure to receive the answer. 

Oh, I’ve almost forgotten, if you intend to travel in Brazil, buy your bus tickets here – it’s better, safer and has the best price for you.