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- Brazil is the world's fifth biggest country. It covers an area much larger than Western Europe and is slightly bigger than the United States excluding Alaska.

- Brazil is the world's fifth biggest country. It covers an area much larger than Western Europe and is slightly bigger than the United States excluding Alaska.

- Oscar Niemeyer is considered one of the most important figures in international modern architecture. Apart from being the major influence in construction of Brasília, Brazil’s new capital built in the late 1950s, he has also designed numerous important buildings in other countries – including the United Nations headquarters in New York.

- The Statue of Christ the Redeemer, the art deco sculpture designed by Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa and French sculptor Paul Landowski, was unveiled in 1931.

Source: TSS archive, websites of companies and Brazilian embassies

Topic: Foreigners in Slovakia


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