Special Sub-Topic: Brazil, Cities and Culture
|What is the capital of Brazil?|
Brasilia. Brasilia is a purpose built capital city, that was inaugurated in 1960.
|Which is the largest Brazilian city in terms of population?|
Sao Paulo. There are around 10 million people living there.
|What was the capital of Brazil before the current capital?|
Rio de Janeiro. Rio de Janeiro became capital of the colony of Brazil in 1763. In 1960 the capital was transferred to Brasília.
|When did Brazil become an independent country?|
1822. Pedro, Prince of Portugal, proclaimed the country independent from Portugal on September 7, 1822.
|What is the most famous Brazilian river?|
Amazon & the Amazon & Amazonas. The Amazon is the second longest river in the World, about 3,900 miles long.
|On what night of the week does the celebration of Carnival end?|
Tuesday. Mardi Gras - Fat Tuesday - is the day before Lent starts.
|When did Brazil win its first Soccer World Cup?|
1958. The Brazilian National Soccer Team won its first World Cup in Sweden.
Brazil also won in 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002!
|Where are the famous Copacabana and Ipanema beaches located?|
Rio de Janeiro. Rio de Janeiro is famous for its beaches.
|In which city is the Sugar Loaf Mountain located?|
Rio de Janeiro. From its observation deck you have one of the most beautiful views in the world!
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