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Rio de Janeiro - Christ Redeemer Statue - is 38 m tall, including the pedestal. The pedestal contains a chapel large enough for 150 worshipers. Cristo Redentor was designed by the Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa and carved by French sculptor Paul Landowski. The statue took five years to construct and was inaugurated on October 12, 1931.

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Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in South America and in the Latin America region. It is the world's fifth largest country, both by geographical area and by population with over 193 million people. Capital: Brasília; Dialing code: 55; Currency: Brazilian real; National anthem: Brazilian national anthem; Population: 196,655,014 (2011); GDP: 2.477 trillion USD (2011).

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