The Brazilian Highlands are covered by low mountain ranges and forested river valleys. From Rio de Janeiro - north to Fortaleza, a series of higher mountain ranges form a natural barrier between the Atlantic Ocean and the country's interior.
The Pantanal is the world's largest freshwater wetland, a seasonally flooded plain fed by the tributaries of many rivers. For size comparison, it's almost 10 times the size of the Florida Everglades.
The Amazon is the world's largest tropical rain forest. It's drained by the huge Amazon River, and more than 200 of its tributaries - with more than a dozen of those tributaries being on (The Longest Rivers of the World) list. The Sao Francisco is the longest river completely within Brazil's borders.
The Guiana Highlands, a relatively flat-topped mountainous area covered by rain forest, stretches across much of northern South America. It's home to many of the planet's most spectacular waterfalls, and Brazil's highest point.
|Land Area||8,358,140 km2|
|Water Area||157,630 km2|
|Total Area||8,515,770km2 (#5)|
|Government Type||Federal Presidential Republic|
|GDP (PPP)||$3,080.00 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||14,800$|
Trending on WorldAtlas
The Most Dangerous Cities in the World
The Largest Countries in the World
The Deadliest Mass Shootings In History
The 10 Smallest Countries In The World
Murder Rate By Country
Countries With The Highest Rates Of Firearm Related Deaths
29 Largest Armies In The World
The Richest Countries In The World
The 25 Safest Countries In The World