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15 unusual facts about Brasilia that will definitely surprise you

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15 unusual facts about Brasilia that will definitely surprise you

Brazil is an amazing country of relaxed people, interesting traditions and colorful festivals. Everyone comes here - from party lovers to football fans. What attracts and surprises tourists in this country is in the OBOZREVATEL selection.

1. Brazil is a very large country. Its population is more than 202 million people. This is an absolute record among South American countries.

2. Although Portuguese is considered the official state language, most Brazilians also know English, Spanish and French.

3. Football is a favorite game of the local population. Here, stadiums are built not only in large cities but also in the most remote villages.

15 unusual facts about Brasilia that will definitely surprise you

4. In Brazil, there is a stadium whose center line runs along the equator. Thus, it turns out that the teams play in different hemispheres.

5. It is normal to be poor in this country. It's even respectable. No one looks down on beggars here, and the cult of crime is popular among the locals. Each region has its own favelas - areas with the highest crime rate. Even the police are afraid to go there.

6. Local young people are very relaxed and can give compliments on the appearance and sexuality of even strangers. At the same time, it is forbidden to meet on the streets in the country, and most people get married after the age of 25.

15 unusual facts about Brasilia that will definitely surprise you

7. Despite economic and social problems, Brazil takes the environment very seriously. Most local cars run on biofuel. It is strictly forbidden to cut down tropical forests here, and this is very closely monitored.

8. This attitude to nature has led to the fact that the country now has one of the most diverse flora and fauna in the world. It is home to an incredible number of animals, many of which are listed in the Red Book.

9. The country has an island called Keimada Grandi, which both locals and tourists are afraid to visit. People have not lived there for a long time because it is completely inhabited by poisonous snakes. There is one reptile for every square meter.

15 unusual facts about Brasilia that will definitely surprise you

10. Maria is the most popular female name in Brazil. It is  "owned" by more than 11 million women in the country.Jose is especially common  among men - about 5 million.

11. There are currently 4 thousand airports in this country, most of which serve international flights. Only the United States can boast of a larger number.

12. A local delicacy, piranha soup, is not sold throughout the country. In some regions of the Amazon, it is legally banned. By the way, this dish is considered a very powerful aphrodisiac.

13. Most foreigners consider Rio de Janeiro to be the capital of Brazil. But in fact, since 1960, the city of Brasilia has been serving as the country's administrative center.

15 unusual facts about Brasilia that will definitely surprise you

14. The state is home to 67 tribes that have never had contact with modern people. It is believed that some of them still practice cannibalism. But this fact has not been confirmed.

15. There is an unusual fact in the history of the country. In 1958, Cacareco the rhinoceros ran in the local elections in the city of São Paulo. Surprisingly, it won an absolute majority of votes. Although this did not lead to anything, the results were invalidated.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL wrote about the peculiarities of life in Germany, Japan , and Malta.

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