- Brazil is the 5th largest country in the world.
- Brazil has the 2nd highest number of airports in the world, after the U.S.
- Sex change surgeries are free under Brazil's public health system since 2008.
- Brazil occupies 47.3% of South America and borders all other countries except Ecuador and Chile.
- Brazil is defined as a "federal republic" composed of the Federal District, 26 states, and 5,570 municipalities.
- Brazil's economy is the world's 7th-largest by GDP as of 2015.
- The Macaw is the national animal of Brazil.
- Brazil has been the largest producer of coffee for the last 150 years.
- Brazil is the world's first country to ban tanning beds.
- 92% of all new sold cars in Brazil
- use ethanol as fuel, which is produced from sugar cane.
- of men from rural Brazil have had sex with an animal, a study found.
- Apple's iPhone is almost twice more expensive in Brazil than in the U.S.
- Brazil's Capital, Brasilia, looks like an aeroplane from above.
- Brazil once tried to sell an aircraft carrier on eBay.
- Rio de Janeiro was once the capital of Portugal,
- making it the only European capital outside of Europe.
- The biggest Japanese community outside of Japan is in Brazil.
- Rio de Janeiro means "January River" and it was called that by mistake. A Portuguese explorer thought the bay was the mouth of a river.
- The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will be the first time a South American country has the right to host them.
- There's an underground river 4 KM (2.4 mi) beneath the Amazon River in Brazil, that might be as long, but hundreds of times wider.
- There's a colony in Brazil founded by 2,000 to 4,000 Confederate refugees who left the U.S. after losing the Civil War.
- About 4 million slaves were taken from Africa to Brazil, about 40% of all in the Americas.
- Voting is mandatory in Brazil.
- Brazil distributes women's breast milk around the country to babies whose mothers can't provide it for them.
- Brazil was the only independent South American country to send ground troops to fight in WW2, with over 25,000 soldiers.
- In 2010, a clown called "Tiririca" announced he would run for Congress in Brazil. He became the most-voted-for congressman of the election.
- Brazil's government spent US$53 million in public funds for Pope Francis' visit of 2013.
- The Bororo people of Brazil are one of the few groups of people where all have the same blood type: "O".
- In 2013, the world's 7th richest person, Brazilian Eike Batista, lost his US$30 billion fortune and now owes US$1 billion.
- In Brazil, just 43% of adults have a high-school degree. In Sweden, it's 87%.
- Replicas of the Statue of Liberty have been erected in Pakistan, Malaysia, Taiwan, Brazil and even China.
- The revolution that transformed Brazil into a republic was so uneventful that the few witnesses present didn't know it happened and the dethroned Emperor didn't even care.
- The Earth's magnetic field has been steadily weakening over the past 180 years, specially around Brazil and Argentina.
- There's an Island in Brazil where civilians are forbidden to go: it has up to 5 snakes per square meter.
- When the World Cup was hosted in the U.S. in 1994, they only spent US$30 million on infrastructure improvements. For the 2014 World Cup, Brazil spent US$11 billion.
- The main exporter of Brazil nuts is not Brazil. It's Bolivia.
- There's a 10,000-seat replica of Solomon's Temple in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
- Rio de Janeiro's beaches have 1.7 million times the disease-causing viruses of what would be considered hazardous on a California beach.
- There's a prison in Brazil that allows inmates to pedal stationary bicycles, providing electricity to a nearby city in exchange for reduced sentences.
- Half of the top 20 cities in the world with the highest murder rates are in Brazil.
- There's a city
- in Brazil called
- meaning "Don't Touch Me."
- 3 of the 5 wealthiest people in Brazil got rich off beer.
- 15,000 billboards were taken down in 2006 when Sao Paulo, Brazil, banned outdoor advertising.
- Indonesia has the world's highest rate of deforestation, with Brazil as a close second.
- 8 of the 12 host cities for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil are among the 50 most violent cities in the world.
- Brazilian athletes funded their trip to the 1932 Olympics by selling coffee along the way.
- In 1958, a rhinoceros was a candidate in the city council elections in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
- While most of the Amazon rainforest is in Brazil (60%), it's also in Peru (13%), Colombia (10%), Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia and three countries.
- The largest free rock concert ever had 4.2 million people. It was held by Rod Stewart in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
- The largest population of Catholics in the world is not in Italy nor Spain. It's in Brazil: 123 million, 64% of its population.
- Brazil's Congress in 2016 includes suspects accused of murder and drug trafficking, a judo champ and a clown.
Almost 20% of
Rio de Janeiro's males
Brazilian prisoners can
reduce their sentence by
4 days for every book they
read and write a report on.