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Brazil is the largest country in Latin America. It spreads across almost half (47.3%) of South America, and occupies a total area of 8,547,403.5 km2. It is the fifth largest country in the world after Canada, the Russian Federation, China and the United States. Except for a small number of islands, Brazil is a single and continuous landmass. The Equator crosses through the Northern region, near Macapa, and the Tropic of Capricorn cuts through the South of the country, near São Paulo. 
  • Language 
    The official language of Brazil is Portuguese. The Portugal Portuguese accent is different from the Brazilian one and a lot of people think that in Brazil they speak Brazilian. In the southern Brazil you can find descendants of immigrants and who speak German and Italian.
  • Currency 
    The Brazilian currency unit is the Real ($R). Dollars and Travelers Checks can easily be changed in hotels, banks or travel agencies. Most establishments accept credit cards.
  • Climate
    The climate is predominantly tropical with some variation according to the region. The average annual temperature in the north is 28º C and 22º C in the south.
  • Time Zones
    Because of its continental dimensions Brazil has 4 time zones. The official time is Brasília time and it corresponds to 3 hours less than GMT. From September to February the clocks are put forward one hour in most Brazilian States.
  • Tips
    Most bars and restaurants include a service charge of 10% in the Bill. It is usual to leave a little extra if the service has been satisfactory. When no service charge has been included then a tip of 10% to 15% is the general rule.
  • Visas and Passports
    Tourists and visitors from Mercosul countries do not need to present passports. They merely need to show their ID cards. Visitors from other countries must present a passport that is valid for the next six months. For further information on Visas and necessary documentation, access: www.mre.gov.br or www.braziltour.com.

Why travel 4 real to Brazil?

Brazil is known, internationally, for its Carnival, soccer and tourist attractions such as Christ the Redeemer and the Iguaçu Falls. However, as are its people and its culture, the options for fun and entertainment in Brazil are diverse and exuberant and just Brazil4Real can offer the real,great and fun experience of Brazil.

 

The content above came from Brazilian Tourism Portal. Where you can find more informations about Brazil.