Major languages: portugeuse
location: South America
average age: male: 69 female: 77
Amazon River Basin
Immense Tropical Forests
Major cities: Brasilia, sau Paulo, Rio de Janerio, Belo Horizonte, and salavador
The climate of Brazil varies considerably mostly from tropical north (the equator traverses the mouth of the Amazon) to temperate zones below the Tropic of Capricorn (23°27' S latitude).
Rio de Janeiro, Recife, and Salvador on the coast have warm climates, with average temperatures of each month ranging from 23 to 27 °C (73 to 81 °F), but enjoy constant trade winds.
Rice is a staple of the Brazilian diet, albeit it is not uncommon to eat pasta instead. It is usually eaten together with beans, boiled dry legumes and some other kind of protein, and may be served together with farofa (a toasted flour of manioc or corn), polenta, salads and/or cooked vegetables.
Frevo is a type of dance and music of the street Carnaval that originated from Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil over 100 years ago. The music & dance is very rhythmic with individual choreography that involves dance and acrobatic movements. Usually the dancer wears colorful clothes and carries a type of small umbrella. There is no lyrcs in this kind music.
Samba is one of the most popular forms of music and dance in Brazil, with its unique rhythm that is characterized by its hip-swiveling style of dance, it is viewed as Brazil’s national musical style and a symbol of the Brazilian Carnival.
major sports: Soccer
After Brazil won its third World Cup in 1970, they were awarded the Jules Rimet Trophy, when Pelé one of the most recognized soccer players in history, led Brazil to three of those championships, and is the top scorer of all time in the sport.
A blue circle with 27 white five-pointed stars replaced the arms of the Empire of Brazil. The stars, whose position in the flag reflect the sky over Rio de Janeiro on November 15, 1889, represent the union's federated units – each star representing a specific State, plus one for the Federal District.
mode of transportation:
From its earliest colonial history, transportation has always been a challenge for Brazil because of its size and topography. In the last 30 years this challenge has finally been met: a systematic approach has been adopted to plan and implement a national system of integrated surface transport - road, rail, and water.
Since the 1970's, the Government has given funding priority to roads and highways, which transport about 85 percent of Brazil's population and goods. Brazilian highways are of modern design. Paved roads link practically all the state capitals. São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and other major cities have modern metropolitan expressways. The overall total of roads and highways in Brazil is approximately 1.1 million miles (1.5 million km), reflecting an increase of more than 300 percent in the last two decades.