Brazil is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American. Bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east, Brazil has a coastline of 7,491 km (4,655 mi). It borders all other South American countries except Ecuador and Chile. Brazil was inhabited by numerous tribal nations prior to the landing in 1500 of explorer Pedro Álvares Cabral, who claimed the area for the Portuguese Empire. Brazil remained a Portuguese colony until 1808, when the capital of the empire was transferred from Lisbon to Rio de Janeiro. Independence was achieved in 1822. Brazil has the world’s largest population of Roman Catholics and is the world’s most populous Catholic majority country. One of the world’s major breadbaskets, It has been the largest producer of coffee for the last 150 years. Natural areas are the most popular tourism. The combination of ecotourism with leisure and recreation, mainly sun and beach, and adventure travel, makes it the most visit country in Americas. Among the most popular destinations, you will be able to find: the Amazon Rainforest, beaches and dunes in the Northeast Region, the Pantanal in the Center-West Region, beaches at Rio de Janeiro and Santa Catarina, cultural tourism in Minas Gerais and business trips to São Paulo city.
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