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The name Brazil comes from the Portuguese word for brazilwood, a tree that once grew along the Brazilian coast.
The largest Japanese population outside of Japan stands at 1.6 million people who live in Brazil.
Brasilia is the capital city of Brazil, while the largest city is Sao Paulo. Other big cities are Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Fortaleza.
Brazil has one of the largest economies in the world and is one of the 77 founding members of the United Nations.
At least 180 languages are spoken in Brazil.
The Netherlands invaded Brazil in 1630, under Portuguese control until now. By 1654 the Netherlands had to abandon Brazil and again in 1500 the Portuguese had control over the territory that they found.
In latest years, tourist attractions in Brazil's shanty cities, or "favelas" have become famous. The colorful Santa Marta in Rio de Janeiro, which was visited by people like Michael Jackson, Madonna and Beyonce, is among the most well-known.
São Vicente, near Sao Paulo, is Brazil's oldest city and the first permanent settlement in the Americas for Portugal. Established in 1532, this is Robinho's birthplace.
Brazil is home to a wide range of creatures, including armadillo, tapirs, panthers and jaguars.
The highest mountain in Brazil is the Pico da Neblina (Mist Peak) at 2,994 meters (9,823 feet) above sea level on the frontier with Venezuela.
Brazil is the largest country in South America, at 8.5 million square kilometers (3.2 million square miles).
The Statue of Liberty is replicated in Brazil, (a copper statue to the individuals of the United States, a gift from the individuals of France).
Brazil visitors are treated and admired with the greatest regard. Brazilians are known as one of the most welcoming individuals in the globe.
Brazil was the first nation to bring people to work by force in the Americas and the last to set them free when, after centuries of hardship for the imported African slaves, it abolished slavery in 1888.
For more than 150 years, Brazil has been the world's biggest coffee exporter. It provided around 80% of the world's coffee in the 1920s.