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Top 10 Largest Countries by Population

According to the most recent counts, there are 7,862,287,345 people living on Earth. A baby is born every eight seconds, a death is reported every 12 seconds. All in all, the population is growing at a rapid pace! Below you will find the top 10 countries with the most inhabitants. Check animalerts for list of top 10 richest countries in the… Read More »

Top 10 Largest Cities in the World by Population

Cities with more than 10 million inhabitants are rare: we counted exactly 16. That is if you take the definition “City Proper” for population numbers. There is a lot of controversy about how to count the population of a city. Besides “City Proper” there is also the “Urban agglomeration” and the “metropolitan area”. For example, some calculations include suburbs,… Read More »

Top 10 Largest Countries in the World by Area

In total there are 203 countries in the world, all with different shapes and populations. But which 10 countries have the most surface area? Perhaps the figures below take on even more meaning when you consider that the surface of the earth is approximately 510,000,000 km2. The mainland takes up a share of 29%, which is about 150,000,000… Read More »

Top 10 Countries with a Surprising Capital

Do you think you are good at topography and can name the capitals of most countries? Think about that again, because this question is not as easy as it seems. Some countries have a surprising capital, usually because another city in the country is a lot more famous. Are you curious which countries and cities these are? Then read… Read More »

Brazil Road Network

The SP-015 (Marginal Tietê) in São Paulo. According to wholevehicles, with 2 million kilometers Brazil has a fairly large road network, of which only about 10% or 200,000 kilometers is paved. A main road is called a rodovia. The country also has a fairly large highway network of approximately 7,400 kilometers, of which part is… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Florianópolis, Brazil

The climate of Florianópolis Florianópolis (also called Floripa) is located in the south of Brazil and is the capital of the state of Santa Catarina. Florianópolis is located entirely on the island of Santa Catarina and is connected to the mainland by three large bridges. There are several mountains on the island, which are completely… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

The climate of Fernando de Noronha According to shopareview, Fernando de Noronha is an archipelago consisting of 21 islands off the coast of Brazil, in the Atlantic Ocean. This entire archipelago, together with the Atoll das Rocas, is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. In colonial times, the islands were under Dutch administration several times;… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Curitiba, Brazil

The climate of Curitiba According to citypopulationreview, Curitiba is a large city in southeastern Brazil and is the capital of the state of Paraná. Curitiba is located at almost a kilometer altitude and is therefore one of the coldest cities in Brazil. The city is the largest and most important in the extreme south of… Read More »

Brazil Culture of Business

Subchapters: Introduction Addressing Business Meeting Communication Recommendations Public holidays Introduction As in the case of many other distant (and not only geographically) countries, Brazil is not a country where you can expect to establish business contacts or implement business cases simply by sending an electronic offer and company presentation to selected companies from the field.… Read More »

Brazil Basic Information

Basic information about the territory Subchapters: System of governance and political tendencies in the country Foreign policy of the country Population The system of governance and political tendencies in the country Official name of the country: República Federativa do Brasil, Federative Republic of Brazil (abbreviation BFR) Brazil is a democratic federal republic with a presidential… Read More »

Brazil Travel Facts

Brazil is located in South America and is one of the largest countries on earth. The country borders French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana, Bolivia, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina. Among other things, Brazil is known for its rainforests and of course for the carnival in Rio. Capital City Brasilia Size 8,515,770 km² Resident 205… Read More »

Health and Diseases in Brazil

Vaccination protection When entering from a yellow fever area, proof of a valid yellow fever vaccination is required from all travelers who are older than 9 months. If this cannot be proven, there is a risk of an entry ban or fines. In the past, the yellow fever vaccination was sometimes required by Amazon cruise… Read More »

Sightseeing in Brazil

If you are traveling in Brazil, you should definitely see Rio de Janeiro. The city is the second largest in all of Brazil and is particularly known for its wonderful view from Corcovado. Rio de Janeiro was founded in the 16th century and was the capital of Brazil from the 18th century until 1960. Interesting… Read More »

Brazil History

Independence Day: September 07, 1822 Proclamation of the Republic: November 15, 1889 Head of state: Jair Messias Bolsonaro (from January 2019) Head of government: Jair Messias Bolsonaro (from January 2019) Political system: Presidential system Democracy Status Index (BTI): Rank 26 of 129 (2020) Corruption Index (CPI): Rank 106 of 180 (2019) History Johann Moritz Rugendas… Read More »

Brazil Politics and Human Rights

State reforms The structural aspects of politics in Brazil cannot be overlooked. The attempt to name important issues in the current political and social debate in Brazil will always be subjective. Due to numerous scandals and the inefficiency of state institutions, disenchantment with politics has also spread in Brazil. On the other hand, awareness of… Read More »

Domestic Politics in Brazil

Presidency At the end of 2018, the majority of eligible voters elected Jair Bolsonaro as President of the Republic. Bolsonaro, who until then had been an insignificant member of the Bundestag and without any notable success in the National Congress, became, after being circulated through various parties, the ultimate representative of an insignificant party (PSL).… Read More »

Brazil Foreign Policy

Important issues of Brazilian foreign policy in the Latin American context are economic integration within the framework of Mercosur, which originally went back to a gradual rapprochement between Brazil and Argentina since 1985 and was launched in 1995 with the involvement of the neighboring countries Paraguay and Uruguay. Bolivia, Chile, Peru Ecuador, Colombia Guyana and… Read More »

Brazil Macrosocial Structure

Regional cultures The northern region is formed by the states of Amazonas, Pará, Acre, Rondônia, Roraima, Amapá and Tocantins and is mostly in the Amazon basin. The two main cities of the Amazon are Manaus (capital of the Amazonas state) and Belém (capital of Parás). Numerous rivers irrigate this area, which is considered to be… Read More »

Brazil Economic Policy

Fishing industry In the 1990’s there was a major change of course in Brazilian economic policy. It stood in the context of a reorientation of political and social development ideas that took place in several Latin American countries. With the privatization of state-owned companies, the opening up to the world market and the dismantling of… Read More »

Brazil Economy & Development

Brazil Economy Estimated GDP: 2.056 billion US $ (2018, TWBank) Per capita income (purchasing power parity): 8,580 US $ (2018, TWBank) Human Development Rank (HDI): Rank 79 – 44.9 (2019) UNO Proportion of poverty (less than US $ 1.90 per day): 6.5% (2018, IBGE) Distribution of income (Gini coefficient): 53.90 (2020) Economic transformation: Rank 28… Read More »

German Organizations in Brazil

Numerous German institutions are represented in Brazil: the German Embassy in Brasília and the consulates in Porto Alegre, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Recife; the Goethe-Instituts in Brasilia, Salvador, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Curitiba and Porto Alegre, which are responsible for teaching the German language and providing information on current aspects of cultural,… Read More »

Brazil Society

Brazil Society Alphabetized adults: 93.4% (2019, IBGE) Major religions: Catholic 54%, Evangelical 24%, Other 22% Urban population: 86.8% (2019, IBGE) Life expectancy (female / male): 79.9 / 72.8 years (2019, IBGE) Gender Inequality Index (GII): Rank 89 (2018) Number of births: 1.77 children / woman (2019, IBGE) Population growth rate: 0.71% (2018, IBGE) Ethnic groups:… Read More »

Brazil Education and Religion

Education Education and training The Brazilian education system has three levels. School attendance is compulsory for the elementary school (Ensino Fundamental), which comprises 8 school years. After that there is a three-year secondary school (Ensino Médio) as the second level, which is a prerequisite for admission to the university. Admission to a university takes place… Read More »

TV and Film Production in Brazil

Television production has long since become one of the most important drivers of the Brazilian cultural industry. Television is indisputably the most important information and entertainment medium in Brazil. The media giant Rede Globo has dominated the entertainment industry for decades. The Brazilian telenovelas have meanwhile become an export hit. Due to the extraordinary popularity… Read More »

Brazil Culture

Johann Moritz Rugendas (1802-1858) Cultural identities The Brazilian company is originally a fusion of three major ethnic groups: the natives, Portuguese and Africans, who were brought to Brazil as slaves from around 1538 to 1850. In the 19th century, with the immigration of Europeans, especially to south and south-east Brazil, a culturally diverse society emerged.… Read More »

Brazil Everyday Life

Currency: Real (R $) Exchange rate: https://wechselkurse-euro.de/kurse/BRL-real-brasil Time zone: UTC-4 (Brasília) region / consider daylight saving time Country code (phone): 0055 / (+55) Climate (for capital): tropical International Airport (IATA): GRU-São Paulo; GIG- Rio de Janeiro; BSB- Brasília Practical advice Albert Eckhout (1610-1665), Brazilian fruits Entry and residence Tourists and work stays As a Western… Read More »

Travelling to Brazil

Travel, transportation and traffic Rio de Janeiro For several years now there have been efforts in Brazil to guide mass tourism, which is often environmentally damaging, into ecologically compatible and at the same time development-promoting channels. In all regions of Brazil, ecotourism development poles are being created in cooperation with the public sector, business and… Read More »