Brazil Facts and Culture

  • Food and Recipes: Brazilians eat in continental style. People wash their hands before eating and refrain from touching food while eating. One's mouth... More
  • Family: Families are traditionally large and may include the extended family. The elderly who cannot care for themselves live with their... More
  • Fashion: Brazilians prefer to wear European fashions, specifically Italian and French, in the cities. The people are very fashion conscious, especially... More
  • Visiting: Brazilians enjoy visiting with one another. Their warm climate permits for much time outdoors, including socializing outdoors late into the... More

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Capital Brasilia
Government Type federal presidential republic
Currency reals (BRL)
Population 205,823,665
Total Area 3,287,594 Square Miles
8,514,877 Square Kilometers
Location Eastern South America, bordering the Atlantic Ocean
Language Portuguese (official and most widely spoken language)

note: less common languages include Spanish (border areas and schools), German, Italian, Japanese, English, and a large number of minor Amerindian languages

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