National Symbols of Brazil

Last updated on April 18th, 2024 by Editorial Staff

Table Of Contents
  1. Introduction
  2. Country Information
  3. Coat of arms
  4. Flag map
  5. Country motto
  6. National animal
  7. National flower
  8. National bird
  9. Rest of national symbols
  10. State symbols
  11. Neighbouring countries
  12. Proverbs & sayings
  13. Compare with other countries
  14. Location

By Naeem Noor | Updated on April 18, 2024

Reviewed by Rittika

The largest country in South America and the 5th largest nation globally, the Federative Republic of Brazil is located at the heart of South America. It has a 7,400-kilometer coastline along the Atlantic Ocean and borders every South American country except Chile and Ecuador. Brazil is the only South American country with the official language of Portuguese. The capital is called Brasilia, and the currency used is the Brazilian Real. The ethnicity varies between white, mixed, black, Asian, and Indigenous people. The dominant religion is Catholic, with Protestant and other religious minorities. The country code is +55, and the official domain is “.br.”

Pedro I, the country’s founder, was nicknamed “the Liberator” and was the founder and first ruler of the Empire of Brazil in 1822. The national day is the day Brazil got its independence from Portugal on the 7th of September 1822. Joaquim José da Silva Xavier, better known as Tiradentes, a Brazilian dentist, military man, miner, businessman, and political activist, is considered a national hero of Brazil for his responsibility for the Mining Conspiracy and his attempts to liberate Brazil from Portugal. The flag of Brazil is made up of a green rectangle with a yellow rhombus that appears above it, and within this, a blue circle with a white band that contains the motto “Ordem E Progresso” in green, as well as 27 white stars. The national colors are green and yellow, and the national emblem is a green-yellow star with a red frame and a blue circle in the middle with white stars inside. The emblem is surrounded by coffee and tobacco plants.

Brazil is known for its worldwide famous folkloric dance samba, its highly talented football players, and the folk in love with football. These are all solid national symbols of the country. Baiana is the national dress, another distinctive national symbol, an extravagant piece of clothing worn by the beautiful women of Bahia. The national dish is Feijoada, a stew of black beans and vegetables accompanied by a generous company of pork and sausages. The Caipirinha cocktail is the national Brazillian drink with cachaca, sugar, and lemon. The giant Jesus statue in Rio is called Hino Nacional Brasileiro, which is a national monument.

Brazil’s national animal and symbol are the Jaguar, which is endemic to the Amazonas region of South America. In contrast, the national tree is Paubrasillia with its yellow flowers that can only be found in Brazil. The national flower is the ipe-Amarillo, the golden trumpet flower. The cupuacu is a national fruit that is extremely rich in different nutrients and bioactive compounds such as proteins, fatty acids, vitamin C, flavonoids, carotenoids, and proanthocyanidins. The Rufous-Bellied thrush is considered the national bird, a tiny songbird with a beautiful voice.

Brazil has many good poets such as Gonçalves Dias, Olavo Bilac, Carlos Drummond De Andrade, and Machado De Assis. Guitar Valeo. Guitar Violao is the national instrument which is a type of Latin guitar and the national airline is called LATAM Brazil.

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  • Naeem Noor

    As a graduate in Modern Literature, my fascination with symbolism, especially the symbolism of nations, drives my work at SymbolHunt. Through my articles, I passionately delve into the hidden meanings behind national emblems and motifs. Drawing on my expertise in language and culture, I invite readers to join me on a journey of exploration into the rich tapestry of symbolism that defines our world, fostering a deeper appreciation for our shared cultural heritage.

Country information

Former name(s) Vera Cruz
Official name(s) Federative Republic of Brazil
Alternative name(s) Federative Republic of Brazil (official, English)
Regional location Eastern South America, bordering the Atlantic Ocean
Country name etymology Unknown
Climate Mostly tropical, but temperate in south
Terrain Mostly flat to rolling lowlands in the north; some plains, hills, mountains, and narrow coastal belt
Population 215,353,593
National Day 7 Sep 1822
Language(s) Portuguese
Religion Christianity Roman Catholic, Protestan
Country code +55
Literacy rate 92.0%
Currency Brazilian Real
Capital city Brasilia
Domain(TLD) .br
Ethnicity White, Mixed, Black, Asian, Indigenous
Head of government President
Nationality Brazilian
Driving side Drive on the Right-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 8,515,767 km² (3,287,956 sq mi)
Timezone UTC−2 to −5 (BRT)
Average elevation 320 m (1,050 ft)
Coastline 7,491 km
Mains electricity 127 V, 220 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Brazil

Flag map of Brazil

Motto of Brazil

Ordem e progresso - "Order and progress"

National animal of Brazil

The National animal of Brazil is Jaguar

National Animal of Brazil - Jaguar

National flower of Brazil

The National flower of Brazil is Ipê-amarelo. Botanical name is Tecoma Chrysostricha.

National flower of Brazil - Ipê-amarelo

National bird of Brazil

The National bird of Brazil is Rufous-bellied thrush

National bird of Brazil - Rufous-bellied thrush

Rest of the National symbols of Brazil 👇

State symbols of Brazil

Neighbouring countries of Brazil

Brazilian Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

You can only take out of a bag what was already in it.

Poverty is not a crime, but it’s better not to show it.

God writes straight by broken lines.

A prevented man is worth two.

A dog bitten by a snake is afraid of sausages.

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.

If you want it done, do it yourself. Otherwise, ask someone else to.

If you have a lemon, make lemonade out of it.

He who desires everything, gets nothing.

When you get married, you need a house.

The cheapest things are the most expensive ones.

Who sings throws sadness away.

Are you in a hurry? Keep walking.

The sun rises for everybody.

Every one for himself, and God for all.

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