Brazil is the fth largest country in theworld with the ninth largest economy.As part of the BRIC (Brazil, Russia,India, China) economic phenomenon,the country has been predicted tobe one of the richest countries in theworld by 2050. And according to aMorgan Stanley market index, Brazilrecently became the worlds biggestemerging market, displacing China.
The potential of the country is enormous. Brazil isself-sufcient in oil, an exporter of gas and a world-leader in the production of biofuels. In the Amazonrainforest, Brazil also has the world’s largest reservesof fresh water and the forest itself has given us rubber,cassava and cocao. About a quarter of medicines usedin the developed world contain extracts from tropicalforests including anti-malarial and cancer drugs.
How to get there
Brazil has several international airports and numeroussmaller local airports. Direct ights from the UK includeLondon Heathrow to São Paolo with British Airways,or London Gatwick to Natal with Thomsony, howeverconnections are available from most major cities.
Approximate ight time to Brazil
Flight duration from the UK is between 9-11 hoursdepending on departure and destination airport.
Brazil at a glancePopulation
8,511,965 sq km
Tropical/temperate in the south
Porto AlegreRio BrancoManaus
North AtlanticSouth Atlantic
SalvadorVitóriaRio de JaneiroSão PauloNatalBelémBoa VistaPorto SeguroFortaleza