Brazil is the largest country in South America and latin America and is one of the biggest countries in the world. Previously a colony of Portugal until 1808 Brazil was declared independent in 1822. Total GDP is approximately $2.4 trillion making this one of the wealthiest countries in the world. Much of this wealth has come from commodities and secured its place as a member of the BRIC group, a collection of emerging economies comprising Brazil, Russia, India and China. Brazil has a population of over 200 million inhabitants made up of a diverse mix of races. Brazil is also one of the founding countries associated with the United Nations and the G20. Brazil is now widely regarded as being a major exporter aircraft, cars, textiles, iron ore, steel, soybeans, orange juice and coffee. The climate in Brazil is classified as equatorial, tropical and sub tropical. Due to the size of Brazil there is a range of environments across the country including equatorial rainforest, semiarid deserts and tropical savanna. Tourism is an important contributor to Brazil’s economy generating over $6 billion a year. Many tourists visit Brazil for it range of world heritage sites, but also to sample its diverse ecological environment especially in and around the Amazon rain forest. In 2016 Rio de Janeiro will host the Olympic games and so the notoriously weak transport infrastructure in Brazil will undoubtedly receive a huge boost. Major events that take place in Brazil include: -        The Carnival, celebrated througout Brazil 46 days before Easter. -        New Years Eve on Copacabana beach, Rio de Janiero. -        Brazilian Formula 1 Grand Prix, Interlagos. -        Oktoberfest, a celebration that is very popular in Brazil. -        Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro. For more information on private jet charter and helicopter flights to Brazil please contact our team on +44 (0)1252 416343 or email fly@execflyer.com