By James g


Brazil is the biggest country in South America taking up almost half of the contient

The name Brazil comes from an Amerindian word Brasil, which describes a dark rosewood type common in the country. At a time, the wood was Brazil's main export and thus gave the country its name. Since 1968 however, the export of Brazilian rosewood has been banned.

Today, Brazil has one of the largest economies in the Americas and is the largest in South America.