Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world with a total surface of 3.320,000 square miles. With its expansive territory, Brazil occupies most of the eastern part of South America and its geographic heartland, as well as various islands in the Atlantic Ocean. The country is divided in five geographical regions: North, Northeast, Southeast, South and Central West.
The North Region makes up almost half of all Brazil's territory. Its area is almost entirely covered by the broad expanse of the Amazon Rain Forest. The main cities in this region are Manaus and Belem.
The Northeast Region is a true paradise with a rich folklore tradition that mixes the history and beliefs of colonizers and slaves. Hundreds of baroque churches coexist in harmony with the most varied rituals of African origin. Main cities in this region include Salvador da Bahia, Recife, Fortaleza, and Natal.
The Southeast Region is the main gateway to Brazil. It is the site of the two largest cities in the country - Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro - offering a world-class network of hotels, restaurants, and service. The Southeast also provides a rich historical setting with fascinating museums and colonial towns.
The South Region is the only region in Brazil where the four seasons are clearly defined. A strong European influence can be felt throughout the region due to a wave of immigration in the 19th century that brought many Germans, Italians and Poles. The main cities in this region are Florianapolis, Porto Alegre, and Foz do Iguazu.
The Central West Region is where the Pantanal marshlands and Brasilia, the capital city, are situated. The flora and fauna have been preserved in the region, a veritable ecological sanctuary with the largest variety of birds in the world. Jaguars, alligators, tapirs and peccaries populate the Pantanal, providing fascinating sights and sounds.
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