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Close your eyes for a moment and imagine Brazil. Its tropical scents, mix of colours, Its fantastic music. Are you there?
Well, Brazil is even better than that. Just think Brazil and it inevitably evokes myths of Rio de Janeiro, carnival and soccer, a very famous trilogy. But which country the size of a continent, forged by 500 years of big and small stories, conceals much more wealth than Brazil.
Fifth largest country in the world, Brazil presents a different climate in different regions. Generally , there are two tourist seasons on the premises : winter from June to August and summer from December to March .
From August to November and from April to May , the rainy season is oppressive. So in the south , temperatures range from 13 ° to 28 ° C (23 ° C to Rio) during the year.
In the Northeast, the strong summer heat ( 30 ° C thermometer) are moderated by the tropical breeze and rain are less common. Finally in the Amazon basin , rainfall is significant and the average temperature is around 27 ° C during the summer. Thus, Brazil has a temperate climate on the coast, at altitude, and in the Amazon forests .
National name: República Federativa do Brasil
Ethnicity/race: white 53.7%, mulatto (mixed white and black) 38.5%, black 6.2%, other (includes Japanese, Arab, Amerindian) 0.9%, unspecified 0.7% (2000)
National Holiday: Independence Day, September 7
Religion: Roman Catholic 74%, Protestant 15%, Spiritualist 1%, none 7% (2000)
Literacy rate: 88.6% (2011 est.)
Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2011 est.): $2.282 trillion; per capita $11,600. Real growth rate: –2.7%. Inflation: 6.5%. Unemployment: 6%. Arable land: 7%. Agriculture: coffee, soybeans, wheat, rice, corn, sugarcane, cocoa, citrus; beef. Labor force: 104.7 million; agriculture 20%, industry 14%, services 66% (2011 est.). Industries: textiles, shoes, chemicals, cement, lumber, iron ore, tin, steel, aircraft, motor vehicles and parts, other machinery and equipment. Natural resources: bauxite, gold, iron ore, manganese, nickel, phosphates, platinum, tin, uranium, petroleum, hydropower, timber. Exports: $250.8 billion f.o.b. (2011 est.): transport equipment, iron ore, soybeans, footwear, coffee, autos. Imports: $219.6 billion f.o.b. (2011 est.): machinery, electrical and transport equipment, chemical products, oil. Major trading partners: U.S., Argentina, China, Netherlands, Germany, Mexico, Nigeria, Japan (2005).
Communications: Telephones: main lines in use: 42.141 million (2011); mobile cellular: 202.944 million (2011). Radio broadcast stations: AM 1,365, FM 296, shortwave 161 (of which 91 are collocated with AM stations) (1999). Television broadcast stations: 138 (1997). Internet hosts: 23,790,000 (2011). Internet users: 75.892 million (2011).
Transportation: Railways: total: 28,538 km (2011). Highways: total: 1,751,868 km; paved: 96,353 km; unpaved: 1,655,515 km (2011). Waterways: 50,000 km (most in areas remote from industry and population) (2005). Ports and harbors: Gebig, Itaqui, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande, San Sebasttiao, Santos, Sepetiba Terminal, Tubarao, Vitoria. Airports: 4,072 (2011 est.).