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Brazil Flag Brazil (the Federative Republic of Brazil) is a country in South America (although also including numerous island archipeligos). It is both the largest (in terms of area), and the only Portuguese-speaking country in that continent. Brazil has land borders with Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Venezuela, and also has a long coastline on the Atlantic Ocean.

The population of Brazil, as of 2008, was estimated to be around 190 million. The largest city, São Paulo had a population of nearly 11 million, and there are at least 13 other cities with populations of over 1 million. The capital of the country since 1960 is Brasilia which is a purpose built and designed city (planning and development began in 1956).

The Brazil economy has been rapidly growing over the last few years, and Brazil is now in the top 10 countries based on both GDP and purchasing power parity. In future years, Brazil is expected to become even more important economically.

Map of Brazil

Brazil Country Details


Country Name Brazil
Political Status Country
Geographic Location South America
Flag Brazil Flag
Principal Language Portuguese
Capital Brasilia


Web Sites about Brazil


Esplanada dos Ministérios, Brasília, Brazil
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Books about Brazil


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Lonely Planet Brazil (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet, Gary Chandler, Bridget Gleeson & Kevin Raub

LONELY PLANET PUBLICATIONS
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Lonely Planet Brazil (Travel Guide)
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#1 best-selling guide to Brazil*

Lonely Planet Brazil is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Party at Carnaval in Rio, come face to face with monkeys and other creatures in the Amazon, or snorkel the aquatic life-filled natural aquariums of Bonito, all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Brazil and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Brazil:

  • Full-color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, music, football, cinema, literature, cuisine, nature, wildlife
  • Over 119 color maps
  • Covers The Amazon, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Brasilia, Salvador, Bahia, Pernambuco, Paraiba, Rio Grande de Norte, Parana, Ceara, Piaui, Maranhao, Santa Catarina, Mato Grosso and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Brazil, our most comprehensive guide to Brazil, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.

  • Looking for a guide focused on Rio de Janeiro? Check out Lonely Planet Rio de Janeiro for a comprehensive look at all the city has to offer, or Make My Day Rio de Janeiro, a colorful and uniquely interactive guide that allows you to effortlessly plan your itinerary by flipping, mixing and matching top sights.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

*Best-selling guide to Brazil. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Brazil
By DK

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2016-01-12
Paperback (448 pages)

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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Brazil is your in-depth guide to the very best of this country in South America, publishing in time for the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro.

Whether you want to explore the streets of Rio de Janeiro or lounge on its beaches, celebrate the culture of Carnaval and discover the best places to hear the sounds of bossa nova and samba, or explore the vast Amazon rain forest in the north, Brazil proves to be an extraordinarily diverse country of modern cities, verdant landscapes, and rich heritage.

Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Brazil

   • Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance.
   • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
   • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
   • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
   • Area maps marked with sights.
   • Detailed city maps of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo include street finder indexes for easy navigation.
   • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
   • Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Brazil truly shows you this country as no one else can.

Recommended: For a pocket guidebook to Rio de Janeiro, check out DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Rio de Janeiro, which is packed with dozens of top 10 lists, ensuring you make the most of your time in the city.

Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide.

Fodor's Brazil (Travel Guide)
By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Released: 2015-10-06
Paperback (552 pages)

Fodor s Brazil (Travel Guide)
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As host of the 2016 Summer Olympics, Brazil promises to be one of the hottest travel destinations in upcoming years. And the country is primed to celebrate. From the picturesque beaches of Rio de Janeiro to the majestic Iguaçu Falls to the wonders of the Amazon rainforest, Brazil offers something for every type of traveler--and Fodor's Brazil covers the best that the country has to offer.
The New Brazil Travel Guide: Eco Tourism, Social Entrepreneurs, and Inspiring Adventures through all five regions
By Richard Brownsdon

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Paperback (53 pages)

The New Brazil Travel Guide: Eco Tourism, Social Entrepreneurs, and Inspiring Adventures through all five regions
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Do you want to know where you can swim with enormous fish in crystal clear hidden rivers, without harming the ecosystem? Or how you can safely visit the inner city favelas, and help support the people that live there at the same time? Perhaps you’d like to stay at the most beautiful hotels and guesthouses, while knowing that your choice is benefiting the local community and environment? Welcome to a new type of travel guide. A guide told in stories. Through it, you’ll discover how you can have the adventure of your lifetime. And if you are not traveling right now, don’t worry. The adventures and stories will entertain and encourage you to get planning and start packing! In this book you will hear from some of the most inspiring people that live in Brazil, and what it took for them to bring their dreams to life, for you, and for their country. You'll read about the secret places that not even a local would know. You’ll find stories of eco-tourism and social entrepreneurship from all five regions of this vast country. This book will leave you with the inspiration, tools, and resources to make your journey like no other you have ever experienced. Your author, Richard Brownsdon, is an international award winning travel writer, blogger, and successful entrepreneur. He has travelled to more than 50 countries, runs his company on the move, and loves to share what he learns with his readers. He writes about ecotourism, responsible travel, entrepreneurship, and social enterprise around the world. His work has been translated into several languages, and seen in major travel and international publications, including The Guardian.
The Rough Guide to Brazil
By Rough Guides, Kiki Deere & Daniel Jacobs

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Released: 2014-09-29
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The new Rough Guide to Brazil is the definitive travel guide to this captivating country. With in-depth coverage of its diverse wildlife, dynamic cities and exhilarating scenery (think lush rainforest, thundering waterfalls and the world's best beaches), The Rough Guide to Brazil takes you to the most rewarding spots with stunning color photography that brings everything to life on the page.

Discover Brazil's highlights: jaguar-spotting in the Pantanal wetlands, historic colonial towns, pearly-white beaches, the kaleidoscopic Rio Carnaval, Amazonian ecolodges, and the futuristic architecture of Brasília. Easy-to-use maps, reliable advice on how to get around and insider reviews of the best hotels, restaurants, bars, clubs and shops for all budgets ensure that you won't miss a thing.

Make the Most of Your Time on Earth with The Rough Guide to Brazil.

About Rough Guides: For thirty years, adventurous travelers have turned to Rough Guides for up-to-date and intuitive information from expert authors. With opinionated and lively writing, honest reviews, and a strong cultural background, Rough Guides travel books bring more than two hundred destinations to life.

Lonely Planet Rio de Janeiro (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet

LONELY PLANET PUBLICATIONS
Paperback (264 pages)

Lonely Planet Rio de Janeiro (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Rio de Janeiro is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Samba the night away in Lapa, people-watch and sip sunset cocktails on Ipanema Beach or get up close to Christ the Redeemer and marvel at the panoramic view of Rio; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Rio de Janeiro and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Rio de Janeiro:

  • Full-color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, music, football, architecture, outdoors, beaches, dance
  • Free, convenient pull-out Rio de Janeiro map (included in print version), plus over 26 color maps
  • Covers Ipanema, Leblon, Gavea, Jardim Botanico, Lagoa, Copacabana, Leme, Botafogo, Urca, Flamengo, Centro, Cinelandia, Santa Teresa, Lapa, Zona Norte, Barra da Tijuca, Western Rio and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Rio de Janeiro, our most comprehensive guide to Rio de Janeiro, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.

  • Looking for just the highlights? Check out Make My Day Rio de Janeiro, a colorful and uniquely interactive guide that allows you to effortlessly plan your itinerary by flipping, mixing and matching top sights.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Brazil for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Sao Paulo in 3 Days: The Definitive Tourist Guide Book That Helps You Travel Smart and Save Time (Brazil Travel Guide)
By Finest City Guides

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Sao Paulo is the sprawling intellectual capital of Brazil. There is no place better in the entire country for nightlife, music, theater and concerts. Whether you’re relaxing on the beach, admiring modern or historical buildings or shopping in local markets or upscale stores, this handbook helps you pick out the best places to visit in this culturally diverse city. Take time to prepare for your trip to Sao Paulo, rather than just wishing for the best when you arrive. There are many amazing places in Sao Paulo, and you won’t want to miss them, especially if you only have a few days to spend here. We’ll give you low-price, mid-range and luxury choices for accommodations and restaurants, so you can enjoy your stay, regardless of your budget. We’ll tell you where to party, too! We offer you tips and recommendations to make your trip more enjoyable, and places to do anything you might wish to do on your trip. We’ll simplify your planning and give you more time to explore new places when you arrive. The People of Sao Paulo Sao Paulo is a state name and a city name. But we’re talking specifically about the city in this travel guide. 11 million people call Sao Paulo home. Sao Paulo is likely the most multicultural Brazil city. Immigrants have arrived from all over the world. Many came from Italy – there are six million residents of Sao Paulo who can trace their roots to Italy. There is also a large Portuguese community in Sao Paulo. About three million Paulistanos have Portuguese origins. There are over 60,000 Jews in Sao Paulo, and the city also boasts large numbers of German, Lithuanian and Spanish immigrants and children of immigrants. Language The main language in Sao Paulo is Portuguese, and it has been this way since 1750, when it was introduced through immigration and in schools. The original, older language, Tupi Austral, lost ground then and is now virtually extinct. The Portuguese idiom spoken in metropolitan Sao Paulo is also affected by many immigrants from the Arabian Peninsula, Italy, Spain, Germany and Japan. The local dialect reflects the influence of these languages. Other languages used in Sao Paulo include Asian-based languages. The city has more Japanese people than any other place outside of Japan. Most Japanese Paulistanos now speak Portuguese, although they are fluent in the language of Japan, as well. Some people who are descendants of Koreans and Chinese can still speak the languages of their ancestors. German is spoken in some areas of Sao Paulo, as are Eastern European and Russian languages. Ancestors of Hungarian immigrants also use their native tongue when speaking to each other. Here is a quick preview of what you will learn in this tourist guide: • Helpful information about Sao Paulo, Brazil • Flying into the city • Transportation tips while you’re in town • Why Sao Paulo is such a diverse tourist spot and what you will find most remarkable about it • Information on luxury and budget accommodations and what you’ll get for your money • The currency used in Sao Paulo • Tourist attractions you should make time to see • Other attractions for entertainment and culture • Events that may be running during your stay • Tips on the best places to eat & drink for all price points, whether you want simple fare, worldwide dishes or Mediterranean flavor
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Brazil
By Oliver Marshall

DK Travel
Released: 2012-11-19
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Brazil leads you straight to the very best this vibrant country has to offer: from the streets of Rio de Janeiro to its beaches, from Carnaval to the best places to hear the sounds of bossa nova and samba.

This complete travel guide for Brazil includes street-by-street neighborhood maps of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, unique cutaway illustrations, floor plans, and reconstructions of must-see sights, plus 3-D aerial views of the key areas to explore on foot. You'll also find detailed listings of the best hotels, restaurants, bars, and shops for all budgets in this fully updated and expanded guide.

Insider tips and essential local information will help you explore every corner of Brazil, from the pristine island resorts of Sao Paulo to the thundering Iguazu Falls to the Amazon rain forest; to colonial towns, remote villages, and Brasília's Modernist architecture. Practical travel information will help you get around by train, bus, or car.

Discover the authentic spirit of this lively Latin American nation with DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Brazil.


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