Brazil

Bom Dia ! Vir Aqui E Divirta-se

BEM-VINDO! Brazil is the biggest country in South America.You can come on over and take a look at the beautiful capital, Brasilia. Or even better take a trip to the largest city in Brazil, Sao Paulo. Brazil is one the largest tourist sites. Millions of tourist visit it, every year and you should be one of them.

History

Europeans were the first settlers who arrived. They founded around seven million Native Indians. The cultural life appeared to have been richly developed. Today, fewer than 200,000 of Brazil’s indigenous people survived, mostly all inhabited the jungle areas. Other Portuguese explorers went in search of valuable foods for European trade. The only valued item that they had discovered was the pau do brasil (Brazil wood tree) from which they created red dye. (Brazil-History)

        Instead of being focused at first on conquering, controlling, and developing the country, they were much more interested in profitable trade and subsistence agriculture than in territorial expansion. Later on, sugar came to Brazil, and with it slaves started being imported. Portuguese settlers intermarried with both Indian and African slaves. In the 19th century coffee took the place of sugar as Brazil’s most important import. Then for the next half century Brazil was struggling with government instability and a fragile economy. The election of Fernando Collor de Mello helped the economy. (Brazil-History)

 Ordem e Progresso

Flag

The flag of Brazil contains a blue globe, with 27 white stars inside. Each star represents a state or federal district of the country. The stars are carefully placed on by how the stars appeared on the sky the morning that they had declared independence. The green represents Brazil’s forest and the yellow diamond represents their mineral resource. It has a banner across the globe that has written “Ordem e Progresso,” which translates to “Order and Progress.” (Brazil)

Geography

Brazil would be considered as the home of the Amazon Rain forest. Brazil has a total surface of 3 287 612 square miles. In which 3,266,199 square miles is land and 21,410 square miles is water. The coastline stretches for 4,655 miles, and continues to be a major tourist attraction for the country. The shore is made up of mangroves, lagoons, dunes and spectacular coral reefs.(Brazil Geography Introduction.)

Temple in Sao Paulo, Brazil (Ricardo630)

Climate

Brazil has different climate zones, in which it consists of..

The Equatorial Zone

This climate is usually humidity and precipitation year-round. There is no winter season, but in particularly there isn’t dry weather either. The temperature usually ranges from 75-82 degrees Fahrenheit.

The Tropical Zone

Brings a lot of rain. The average rainfall would be around 2.4 inches. This area has a mean temperature of over 65 degrees Fahrenheit.

The Semi-Arid Zone

This zone receives less rain that they actually need to make evaporation, but doesn’t get so dry. They can have hot/cold day, each having their own mean annual temperature.

The Highland Tropical Zone

This is called an Oceanic Climate or a Maritime Climate that’s found along the coast of Brazil. It has cool summers and warm winters. Rainfall occurs fairly throughout the year. The temperature doesn’t go below 65 degrees Fahrenheit.

The Subtropical Zone

It’s hot, but not as hot as the Tropical Zones. In the coastal cities of Brazil can get very hot. Northeast Brazil is the driest part of country.

(Brazil Climate)

Issues

Although Brazil is one of the most beautiful countries, it has a few issues.

-Poverty is one of their issues. 10% of the richest people have 40% of the country's income, while the 10% of the poor people receive only 1% of income.

-Crime is another, in which includes mugging, robbing, kidnapping, and gang violence. In addition, the police doesn’t have much control over the violence. THEREFORE, the Ministry of Justice created the National Public Security force to handle emergencies instead of letting local police handle the situations.

-Lack of education would be another one although they have access to free public schools, wealthier cities have better schools than those in poorer cities. The poorer cities start sending their children to work around age 10.

(Brazilian Social Issues.)

Basic Economy

The Brazilian economy grew rapidly after the World War. Agriculture was important for them. Farmers are still twice as numerous as industrial workers. (Brazil. Encyclopedia) With the help of their natural resources, Brazil is rising. The country was once hit by a number of global and internal economic crisis, but Brazil didn't collapse. Brazil has once faced debts from 1994 to 2003, but managed to rise in 2006. ("Brazil Economy.")

Population- 202,656,788 (July 2014 est.)

Life expectancy at birth- male: 69.73 years female: 77 years

Literacy rate- male: 90.1% female: 90.7% (2010 est.)

(Brazil Demographics Profile 2014.)

Currency- Real

Infant Mortality- 19 per 1,000 births

GDP- $12,100

(Subscriber)

Sports

The most popular sport in Brazil would be Soccer. They have achieved to win many World Cups. Some of the most popular and well-known players would be; Neymar 22, Kaka 32, and Ronaldinho 34. Soccer isn't the only sport played in Brazil, there are other variety.

Martial Arts: Capoeria is one of the most popular martial arts in Brazil.

Footvolley: It's a combination of football and volleyball. they try to use their feet in order to get the ball over the net.

They have others like, Tennis, Basketball, Motorsport, regular Volleyball, Rugby, Gold, Swimming, Boxing, Water Polo, Roller Hockey, Surfing, Skateboarding, and few more. ("Brazil Sports.")

Important!!

U.S. Embassy Brasilia

SES 801 - Avenida das Nacoes
Lote 3
70403-900 - Brasília, DF Brazil

  • Telephone+(55) (61) 3312-7000
  • Emergency After-Hours Telephone+(55) (61) 3312-7400
  • Fax+(55) (61) 3312-7651
  • Email BrasiliaACS@state.gov

(Brazil.Brazil)

Get a ticket, get a plane

If you would like to go to Brazil and stay for 20 night, flight + hotel + car included, it will only be around $4,800 for the whole round trip. Don't miss your chance on seeing this amazing country. (Orbitz)

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