Irish Foreign Ministry
Dear citizens of eIreland!
As you may know, the first eIrish Mutual Protection Pact with a non-EDEN country was signed with Brazil.
Today the Irish Foreign Ministry will be attempting to give you a better understanding of the great nation that is Brazil.
Brazil is the largest South American nation. It is located in the Western Hemisphere.
In eRepublik, the country is unique in linking Europe and Africa. Brazil borders to Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Indonesia and all Latin American countries but Chile.
The official language of Brazil is Portuguese. However, many Brazilians speak English and a smaller portion speak Spanish as well.
Brazil consists of 6 original regions that provide fruits, grain, rubber, fish and iron to citizens’ production
(food bonus - 60 %, weapon bonus - 40 %).
There is an ongoing major discussion among Brazilian citizens asking for more regions. Several open letters have been sent to the admins, asking regions equivalent to all Brazilian states (26) and the Federal District (1).
In real life Brazil is the world's fifth largest country, both by geographical area and by population with over 193 million people. The Brazilian economy is the world's sixth largest by nominal GDP. Brazil is one of the world's fastest growing major economies.
The national flag of Brazil is a blue disc depicting a starry sky spanned by a curved band inscribed with the national motto, within a yellow rhombus, on a green field. The stars, whose position in the flag reflect the sky over Rio de Janeiro on November 15, 1889, represent the union's federated units – each star representing a specific state. The motto is "Ordem e Progresso" ("Order and Progress").
The capital of Brazil is Brasilia. The city was planned and developed in 1956 and in 1960 it formally became Brazil's national capital.
The National Congress of Brazil
The Brazilian capital is the only city in the world built in the 20th century to be awarded (in 1987) the status of Historical and Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.
Cathedral of Brasilia
Brazil has the biggest rain forest of the world, the Amazon forest.
Brazil has one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, the Christ Redeemer statue, located in Rio De Janeiro. It is 39.6 metres tall, weighs 635 tonnes and is located at the peak of the 700-metre mountain.
The most popular sport in Brazil is football. The Brazilian national football team has won the World Cup tournament a record five times.
One of the best football players in the history was born in Brazil – Pelé
The world’s best and most delicious coffee is produced in Brazil.
The Carnival of Brazil is known throughout the world. Except the industries, malls and the carnival related workers, the country stops completely for almost a week.
Rio de Janeiro's carnival alone drew 4.9 million people in 2011, with 400,000 being foreigners.
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