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Brazil produces the most oranges in the world.

Brazil shares a common border with all South American countries, except Ecuador and Chile.

Brazil's natural resources include bauxite, gold, iron ore, manganese, nickel, phosphates, platinum, tin, uranium, petroleum, hydropower and timber.

Brazil is the only Latin American nation that derives its language and culture from Portugal.

Seedless oranges were not grown in the United States until 1871. The first ones came from Brazil.

The world's widest road is the Monumental Axis in Brazil, where 160 cars can drive side by side.

Brazil covers nearly half of South America and is the continent's largest nation.

The smallest frog is the Gold frog of Brazil. It grows to only 9.8 mm.

Brazil nuts are rich in selenium, a potent antioxidant.

Over a third of Brazil is drained by the Amazon and its more than 200 tributaries.

The citizens of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil are called "Cariocas."

Of all the countries, Brazil has the most plant species, with over 56,000.

Of the 15,000 known species of orchids in the world, 3,000 of them can be found in Brazil.

The cashew tree is native to Brazil and other tropical areas in Central and South America.

Brazil's main exports are coffee, soybeans, wheat, rice, corn, sugarcane, cocoa, citrus and beef.
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