Black beans, rice and cassava constitute the basic Brazilian diet. These are often paired with meat, chicken or fish.
In the Limelight
Brazil hosted the 2014 football World Cup and was home to the 2016 summer Olympic Games as well.
Temperatures in Brazil vary considerably from the tropical north to the temperate south but on average, a mild and pleasant climate prevails!
The Planet's Lungs!
The sprawling Amazon rainforest is mostly contained within Brazil but it also covers parts of French Guiana, Ecuador, Peru and Colombia, among a few other countries. Its flora and fauna are impressive although deforestation is a growing threat.
The Life of the Party!
The samba is Brazil's national dance. Its catchy rhythm can be heard at parties across the country, from the streets during Carnival to school parades at the Sambadrome in Rio.
Did You Know?
The iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer (in Rio de Janeiro) stands 38 metres tall and weighs 635 metric tons; it was created by French sculptor, Paul Landowski.
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