Location: Brazil is the biggest country in Southamerica and the fifth biggest in the world – it covers nearly half of the Southamerican subcontinent with 8,5 sq. km surface. In the North it borders on Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname and French Guyana; in the South on Uruguay; in the West on Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru and Columbia and on the Atlantic Ocean in the North as well as in the East.
Population: Approximately 192 million
Politics & Economy: Brazil is a federal republic with a president as the head of state. Brazil is a striving fast-developing country and the leading export country of Southamerica; already nearly 70 % of exports are produced in the processing industries. Besides coffee, cacao and sugar cane are the main goods of the Brazilian export industry.
Currency: Brazilian Real
Climate: Summer in Brazil lasts from October to March and winter from June to August. Due to its size temperatures and rainfalls vary a lot within the country. 90% of the country lies within the tropical zone with temperatures from 18 to 40°C.
- North/ Amazon: ever humid jungle area, drier season from June to September, high temperatures not below 23°C.
- Atlantic coast: in the Northeast mostly warm, Coast of Rio humid-tropical with tropical showers between December and April, in the South: fluctuating (18 to 40°C).
- Interior: semi humid climate until the end of March, relatively dry and cold winter; except of the Pantanal: humid and hot climate with up to 45°C.
- South: humid, subtropical climate; in the High-lands: temperate, sometimes quite cold in winter, snowfalls are unusual.
Best Travel Time: October till March