Brazil

The green field of the Brazilian flag symbolizes the lush and fertile Amazon rain forest, while the yellow diamondrepresents the country's mineral resources. The 27 stars forming genuine constellations in the sphere of blue is a presentation of the night sky over Rio de Janeiro on the date the country declared independence.

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                                                                      Food

Feijoada, the national dish of Brazil, is a typical Brazilian dish made with black beans and several kinds of meat, mainly pork. Most people rely on black beans,rice, and cassava.

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                                                  Creative expression

The annual celebration known as Carnaval is a four day event that begins on the Saturday before Ash Wednesday. Festivities are held in Rio de Janeiro in February or March, depending on the dates for Ash Wednesday and Easter. The carnaval is originally brought to Brazil by the Portuguese,this has been held for hundreds of years in Brazil. The holiday represents a blend of European and African cultures and is a symbol of social freedom uninhibited celebrants often paint their faces, dress with almost nothing and wear outrageous outfits. the street dancing takes place to the African drum beats.

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More Latin Americans live in cities than in rural areas. Portuguese spoken primarily in Brazil.However, approximately 400 different indigenous languages and dialects spoken throughout the region.The ancestral diversity in the region has helped create a wealth of regional foods, dances, and music associated with different areas of Latin America, such as tango and samba two dances typically associated with South America.

"Latin America." World Geography: Understanding a Changing World. ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 30 Oct. 2014.

                                                          EDUCATION

The education in Brazil is regulated by the Federal Government.Local goverments are responsible for establishing state and education programs following the guidelines and using the funding supplied by the federal government.

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                                                                                  Religion The population of just over 202 million.47% are white, about 43% are of mixed black and white heritage, and 7% are black. The remaining 1% are Asians, Arabs, and indigenous Amerindians. About 64% of Brazilians are professed roman catholics. many of the remainder practice ancient native religions.

"Brazil: Country Overview." World Geography: Understanding a Changing World. ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 3 Nov. 2014.

                                                               Climate region

Much of the territory is covered by the enormous Amazon River basin and jungle, and the climate is tropical throughout most of the nation. There are temperate areas in the south, where the beaches of Ipanema and Rio de Janeiro are among the world's most popular.

"Brazil: Country Overview." World Geography: Understanding a Changing World. ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 3 Nov. 2014.

                                                             Language

where the beaches of Ipanema and Rio de Janeiro are among the world's most popular. The national language is Portuguese.

"Brazil: Country Overview." World Geography: Understanding a Changing World. ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 3 Nov. 2014.

                                               Relationships for family

The family is the single most important institution in Brazil, Social life is defined by extended family groups, and membership in such groups impliesboth benefits and obligations. Weekends and holidays see family members gathered forfood, drink, and conversation.

Edwards, Todd L. "Brazil: Traditions & Etiquette." World Geography: Understanding a Changing World. ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 3 Nov. 2014

huge economic growth during his term in office, largely thanks to exports of iron ore, coffee, and soy, as well as Brazil's emergence as a major producer of crude oil.

"Brazil: Country Overview." World Geography: Understanding a Changing World. ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 3 Nov. 2014.

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