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Brazil - True or False

Can you correctly guess these statements about Brazil?
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Last updated: March 24, 2022
First submittedFebruary 24, 2020
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1. Brazil occupies roughly half of South America.
True
False
2. Salvador was the very first capital city of Brazil.
True
False
3. São Paulo was once capital city of Brazil.
True
False
Brazil had 3 cities as capital: Salvador, Rio de Janeiro and, since 1960, Brasília.
4. Brazil is the only Portuguese speaking country in the Americas.
True
False
5. The majority of Brazilians live within 300 kilometers of the coast.
True
False
6. Brazilian longest land border is with Argentina.
True
False
Brazil's longest land border is with Bolivia, sharing 3.403km.
7. Brazil is the largest country in the Americas.
True
False
Brazil is the 3rd largest country in the Americas, just behind Canada and USA, respectively.
8. Porto Alegre is the Southernmost capital city of a Brazilian state.
True
False
9. Brazil receives more tourists than any other Latin American country.
True
False
Mexico is the country that receives the biggest amount of tourists in Latin America. Brazil and Argentina, 2nd and 3rd places, do not receive half of the amount of Mexico's tourists.
10. Rio de Janeiro was once capital city of Brazil.
True
False
11. Brazil is the largest country in the Southern Hemisphere.
True
False
12. During winter is possible to find snow in Southern cities.
True
False
Cities from the Southern states of Brazil face Antarctic air mass during winter sometimes.
13. The Amazon forest is 60% on Brazilian territory.
True
False
14. The Amazon river is the largest river in the world by the amount of water it carries.
True
False
The Amazon river is the largest river by discharge volume of water in the world. The Amazon river has an average discharge of 219,000 m3/sec of water.
15. Brazil is a country which experiences frequent earthquakes.
True
False
Earthquakes are not a common phenomena in Brazil.
16. Brazil is the second biggest exporter of coffee bean in the world, just behind Colombia.
True
False
Brazil is the biggest producer and exporter of coffee bean for over 150 years.
17. Brazil's population is roughly half of the South America's population.
True
False
18. Brazil has over 230 million smartphones in use, more than its population.
True
False
Brazil has over 230 million smartphones in use by its population, even though the total population is around 215 million inhabitants.
19. Brazil is not the biggest exporter of Brazilian nuts in the world.
True
False
Brazil is not the biggest exporter of Brazilian nuts. The biggest exporter, however, is also in South America, and that is Bolivia.
20. Brazilian currency is Peso Real (BRL).
True
False
Real (BRL) is the Brazilian currency, Pesos are usually used in other Latin American countries such as Mexico, Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.
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Level 41
Feb 17, 2021
it says ''brazil is the SECOND country of the world with more facebook users in the world, ahead of INDIA and INDONESIA''. Its third
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Level 54
Mar 22, 2021
True, Brazil is no longer #2 on Facebook users. I changed for a more "up-to-date" question, on covid-19 cases. Thanks for the reminder.
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Level 58
Mar 23, 2022
Question number 14 is too controversial. I'd change it for a new one. But it's a good quiz!
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Level 74
Mar 23, 2022
Yeah I thought "largest river" meant by volume so could you at least clear it up a bit? Other than that nice quiz
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Level 54
Mar 24, 2022
Hey @jpedrocm and @Shadywyvern thank you a lot for the comments, I have changed the question. It was indeed missing a bit more info, I appreciate the feedback!
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Level 49
Oct 13, 2022
The question about the Amazon is also controversial. It represents something between 40% and 49% of the Brazilian territory, not 60% as shown there.