Brazil Facts – 115 Fascinating Facts About Brazil

Brazil Facts and Information

Brasilia looks like an aeroplane from above.

Silva is the most popular surname in Brazil.

The statue of Christ the Redeemer, one of the 7 wonders of the world in Rio de Janeiro weighs 635 tons and I 38 m high.

During WWI, President Wenceslau Braz cooperated with the Allies and declared war on Germany.

The word Brazil means “red like an ember”.

Feijoada is the national dish of Brazil.

Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first sitting president to visit Brazil in July, 1934.

Brazil is home to the world’s second largest hydroelectric producing dam. The Itaipu Dam is located on the border between Brazil and Paraguay.

Duta Ladeira prison in Brazil became the first jail to run a pizza delivery service in 2001.

The weight of coffee produced in Brazil is nearly twice the weight of tea produced in India.