Ten fun facts about Brazil

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Fact 1:
During the last ten years the number of car owners in Brazil has exploded and Brazil now has more cars running on alternative fuel sources than any other country (2013). Despite just owning many cars, Brazil is also a large producer of cars, where the yearly production is about 3 million.

Fact 2:
The coffee industry is huge in Brazil and during 2011 Brazil produced more than 2.6 million tonnes, which makes them the largest coffee producer in the world. However the coffee bush is not a natural crop in Brazil so it had to planted, which was done by Francisco de Melo Palheta in 1727.

Fact 3:
Brazil has the biggest rain forest in the world, the Amazon forest and there lives more than 27 million people in the area and this including around 300.000 Indians that belongs to 170 ethnicities. Since the Amazons is very remote, lost tribes are still found today.

Fact 4:
Since Portugal colonized Brazil in the 16th century, Brazil has the 2nd highest Christian population and the largest Roman Catholic population in the world.

Fact 5:
Almost 200 million people live in Brazil, which makes it the fifth largest country in the world in terms of population.

Fact 6:
About 1 million people who live in Brazil are of Asian decent. Most of the so called Asian-Brazilan are emigrants from Japan who moved to Brazil during the early 18-century to work at coffee farms.

Fact 7:
Brazil have the largest biodiversity in the world (mostly thanks the to the Amazons) and is home to around 3000 fresh water fishes, 70.000 insects and 55.000 different plants. Scientists have estimated that there may be up to four million species of plants and animals in Brazil.

Fact 8:
Brazil has won the soccer world cup five times and Brazil also hosted the world cup in 2014 but lost to the Netherlands in the match for the third place, placing them at fourth place.

Fact 9:
Rio De Janeiro in Brazil is home to one of the new seven wonders of the world, the statue of Christ the Redeemer. The idea for the statue came from a priest during the mid 1850's but the government during that time did not like the idea, but when the project was brought up again during the 1920's they were able to collect enough money to start the construction. The statue which was finished in 1931 is a symbol for Brazilian Christianity.

Fact 10:
Brazil is the largest country in Latin America and covers almost half of the South American continent.

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