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10 interesting facts you should know about Brazil

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Dear sports fans, we’re cheering right along with you! Fortunately the long wait is finally coming to an end, because the Olympic Games will be opening soon in Rio de Janeiro. And that’s reason enough to take a closer look at the host nation of Brazil.

1. Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world

It’s hard to believe, but Brazil takes up nearly half of the entire continent of South America. The country measures an unbelievable 8.5 million square kilometers and thus earns the title of the world’s fifth larges country. That means there’s plenty to see for travelers, but also that travel times from A to B can be quite long.

Foto: flickr, eflon

Photo: flickr, eflon

2. Brazil’s flag depicts a starry sky

Anyone who has seen the Brazilian flag up close will have noticed the 27 stars depicted there: they represent the 26 states and the federal district. Read More »

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