Copper is known worldwide for its superior capacity in distribution of heat and high durability, making copper cookware a must-have for cooks around the globe. It is best used for frying and making sweets. The difference in prices here is substantial: shops in the state of Minas Gerais, where there is a culture of cooking with copper cookware a 1 litre copper saucepan costs USD 45,00. In comparison, in New York, the average price for a 1 litre copper saucepan is USD 200.
Brazil (Portuguese: Brasil Portuguese pronunciation: [bɾaˈziw]),[nt 1] officially the Federative Republic of Brazil (Portuguese: República Federativa do Brasil, listen (help·info)), is the largest country in both South America and Latin America. At 8.5 million square kilometers (3.2 million square miles) and with over 208 million people, Brazil is the world's fifth-largest country by area and the fifth most populous. The capital is Brasília, and the most populated city is São Paulo. The federation is composed of the union of the 26 states, the Federal District, and the 5,570 municipalities. It is the largest country to have Portuguese as an official language and the only one in the Americas; it is also one of the most multicultural and ethnically diverse nations, due to over a century of mass immigration from around the world.