Brazil is the largest country in South America and fifth largest in the world. Famous for its football tradition and its annual Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Recife and Olinda, it is a country of great diversity.
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Rio de Janeiro is the second largest city in Brazil, on the South Atlantic coast.
São Paulo is the largest city in Brazil, with a city population of about 11 million and almost 20 million in its metropolitan region.
Recife, the capital of Pernambuco, is one of the largest and most important cities on the northeastern coast of Brazil.
Southeast Brazil is the cultural and economic hub of the country, and contains three of the four largest cities: São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Belo Horizonte.
Whereas elegant Rio de Janeiro and cosmopolitan São Paulo may be the best-known places in Brazil, the Northeast, or Nordeste is one of the liveliest - a land of sunny beaches, colonial towns, vibrating street parties, music and friendly people.
The South is the southernmost region of Brazil. Its attractions range from the historic jesuit ruins of Missões to the excellent beaches of Santa Catarina and the unmissable Iguaçu Falls.
Central West is the only landlocked Brazilian region. The region offers excellent opportunities for eco-tourism activities such as exploring caves, rappelling down waterfalls or just trekking through the cerrado.
While elegant Rio de Janeiro and cosmopolitan São Paulo are best-known places in Brazil, the North is the most unexplored part of the country.