Brazil

Brazil

Brazil, a vast South American country, stretches from the Amazon Basin in the north to vineyards and massive Iguaçu Falls in the south. Rio de Janeiro, symbolized by its 38m Christ the Redeemer statue atop Mt. Corcovado, is famed for its busy Copacabana and Ipanema beaches as well as its enormous, raucous Carnival festival, featuring parade floats, flamboyant costumes and samba.

Capital: Brasília
Dialing code: +55
Currency: Brazilian real
Population: 200.4 million (2013) World Bank
Official language: Portuguese

Visitor Characteristics
Visitors are predominantly young, are slightly more likely to be male than they are female
Half of all vacation visitors are travelling with their spouse or partner
The majority of visitors are making their first trip to a destination

Popular Activities:
Visiting a Museum
Visiting Parks/ Gardens
Shopping

Key Demographic and Economic Data:
Population (m): 202.7
GDP per capita (Int $): 12,526
Annual average GDP growth over past decade (%): 3.7

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