The highest mountain in Brazil is Pico da Neblina. It is 2,994 meters above sea level and is located partly in the Guiana Highlands on the Brazil-Venezuela border.Continue Reading
Pico da Neblina means "Peak of the Mists" in Portuguese. Based on a border survey in 1962, the peak is barely within the territory of Brazil. In the official records, the mountain is in the state of Amazonas in the municipality of Santa Isabel do Rio Negro. However, Pico da Neblina is inaccessible from this area.
Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira is the closest city to the peak where almost all mountain climbers depart. The first to reach the summit of Pico da Neblina was a Brazilian Army expedition in 1965.Learn more about South America
Brazil has a total area of nearly 3.3 million square miles, making it the most expansive country in South America, as of 2014. About 20,000 square miles of Brazil's area is made up of water.Full Answer >
Pedro Alvarez Cabral discovered Brazil on April 22, 1500. He had been attempting to sail from Portugal east around Africa to India, but winds carried him much further west than he calculated.Full Answer >
Some places to visit in Brazil are São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Gramado, Salvador, Florianópolis, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Natal, Trancoso, Iguazu Falls, Salvador, Manus and Parati. Depending on personal interest, tourists might visit a large city like São Paulo, natural waterfalls like Iguazu Falls or a town like Trancoso.Full Answer >
Brazil gained its independence on September 7th, 1822, when Dom Pedro proclaimed Brazil's independence after an antagonistic relationship with Portugal proved too much for the Brazilian people. It all began when Napoleon I invaded Portugal in 1807.Full Answer >