The land that is Brazil.
Besides its mountain ranges, the majority of Brazil is dominated by the Amazon Basin and the country's Central Highlands region. The basin includes the Amazon River, by volume the largest river in the world and quite possibly the longest. Brazil's Central Highlands cover most of the southeastern part of the country. This high plateau drops off dramatically at the Atlantic Ocean, creating an escarpment that appears as a giant wall.
Brazil is a good all year rounder cause winter lasts for only three months from June to August with an average temperature of 55-64 degrees F and the average summer temperature is 86-104 degrees F. Rainfall averages approximately 80 inches annually with the wettest months at the mouth of the Amazon River occurring between December and May.
People of Brazil
Four large groups of people have contributed to Brazilian society's unique and complex racial mix: the Portuguese, Indians, Africans, and immigrants. Brazilian society is more markedly divided by social class lines than most other countries.
In essence, Brazil is a Roman Catholic country; in fact it is the largest on earth in terms of population (and the second largest Christian country in the world). However, it is also a country in which many people also practice a second religion.
Places to go
One of Brazil’s best-preserved colonial towns, Ouro Preto, meaning “black gold”, was founded at the end of the 17th century.
One of the great natural wonders of the world, Iguacu Falls is situated on the border between Brazil and Argentina. The waterfall system consists of 275 falls along the Iguazu River. The most impressive of them all is the Devil’s Throat a U-shaped with a height of 82 meter (269 ft).
Christ the Redeemer
Christ the Redeemer is the famous statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro. Located at the peak of the 700 meters (2,300 ft) Corcovado mountain, it provides a sweeping panorama from the interior of Guanabara bay to the north, to Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas to the south.