Brazil is South America’s largest country and the globe’s fifth largest. Surrounded by other South American countries like Venezuela and Bolivia, Brazil also has a long east coast facing the North and South portions of the Atlantic Ocean.
Maps of Brazil
Maps of the country show its boundaries, main cities and motorways as well as waterways and coastline. Topographical views show the forested areas, higher elevations and plains. Travellers should carry a map of the country with them when they visit Brazil and detailed maps of the cities they explore. Then, they can reference the maps as needed.
Geographic Features of Brazil’s Landscape
Coast – The shoreline has sand dunes, beaches and mangrove forests. Lagoons and secluded inlets are found onshore and coral reefs are in the waters near the coast.
Islands – Small islands along Brazil’s coastline belong to the nation. Then, Fernando de Noronha is an archipelago belonging to Brazil.
Lakes – Several prominent lakes are found in the country, and some of them are connected with rivers whilst others have no outlet.
Mountains – The country has some mountains reaching heights of slightly less than 2,000 metres in mountain ranges like Imeri and Tumucumaque. Through the south-eastern part of Brazil, the range that covers the most area in the country is the Sierra do Espinhaco.
Rivers – Brazil is home to most of the famous Amazon River with all its tributaries. Other rivers run separately from the Amazon, and all the rivers drain into the Atlantic Ocean.