BRASIL is the largest country in South America.
It is the world’s fifth largest country, both by geographical area and by population. It is the only Portuguese-speaking country in the Americas.
Population: 190,732,694 (2010 census)
The largest cities are: Sao Paulo (16 million people), Rio de Janeiro (11 million), Belo Horizante (3.8 million), Salvador (2.3 million), Recife (1.8 million), and Porto Alegre (3.1 million).
Capital : Brasilia
Currency : Real (R$).
ABOUT SAMBA MUSIC AND DANCE
SAMBA is a Brazilian dance and musical genre with African and European roots. It is recognized around the world as a symbol of Brazil and the Brazilian Carnival.
Considered one of the most popular Brazilian cultural expressions, the samba has become an icon of Brazilian national identity.
The Bahian “Samba de Roda” (dance circle), which became a UNESCO Heritage of Humanity in 2005, is the main root of the “samba carioca”, the samba that at Carnival time is played and danced night and day in the streets of Rio de Janeiro.