Brasilia is the capital of Brazil. It lies on the top of the Brazilian Highlands, which is located in the center-western part of the country. It covers an area of about 5, 802 sq. Km and has a population of around 3,039,444. Brasilia was formed on 21st April 1960 and replaced Rio de Janeiro as the capital of Brazil. The city has the highest GDP per capita among all the cities of Latin America. It also happens to be a major tourist destination. The economy of the capital of Brazil is largely dependent on tourism and business. The city is a major center of education in whole Latin America. It has six international schools and many renowned universities.
Facts about Brazil
Brazil is located in South America. The Federative Republic of Brazil is its official name. It covers an area of about 8.5 million sq. Km, which makes it the fifth largest country in the world in terms of area. With a population of 210,147,125, it is also the fifth most populous country in the world. The country is the union of 26 states and 5570 municipalities. Information about Brazil reveals that it is the largest and most populous country with Portuguese as an official language. The country has a very diverse culture and population composition which can be attributed to immigration.
Population: 210,147, 125
History of the country
The first major immigration, settlement and Empire of the country was the Portuguese. Pedro Alvares Cabral along with his fleet was the first Portuguese to land on the region of Brazil. He reached Brazil in 1500. The first settlement in the country was founded in 1532. King John 3 of Portugal was the first person to establish colonies in Brazil. He established the Portuguese Empire in the country 1534. The colonization was effected by dividing the country into parts, known as Captaincy Colonies of Brazil.
Over the period of time tension grew between the ethnic Brazilians and the Portuguese. Ultimately the country was declared independent from Portuguese rule on 7th September 1822. Prince Pedro was declared as the emperor of Brazil. Portugal officially recognized Brazil on 29 August 1825 after the Brazilian war of independence.
The Economy of the country
The country ranks 8th in terms of largest economy in the world. The country has a huge store of natural resources. The economy of the country depends mainly on agriculture, mining, service sectors and manufacturing. This country produces the largest amount of coffee in the world. The capital of the country is one of the major strength of the country’s economy.
The culture of the country
The culture of the country is largely influenced by the Portuguese due to their strong colonies in the country. African and indigenous European influence can also be found. Football is the major sports in the country. The Brazilian men’s national football team is among the best in the world as per the FIFA rankings. The country has won the FIFA World Cup for a record number of 5 times. Volleyball and basketball are asking popular in the country.