The capital city of Brazil is Brasilia. It has a population of 2.5 Million people.
The main language in Brazil is Portuguese. 99.9% of the people in Brazil speak Portuguese. The only people who dont speak are Amerindian groups. They are people who want to maintain their heritage language.
Currently as of 2014 there are 201,032,000 people present in Brazil. Majority of the population is Female. There are 101,835,796 females currently.
The Amazon Rainforest is the largest forest in the world. It is 1.2 billion acres wide and is across 9 different countries.
Guiana Highlands are flat topped mountains that rise to nearly 10,000 feet high.
Brazilian Highlands low mountain ranges with forested river valleys. Covering most of the eastern, southern, and central parts of Brazil.
Major Bodies of Water
Rio de Janiero has many different variety of beaches!
One of the beaches, Copacabana is one of the most popular beaches there. It is 2.5 miles of beautiful scenery and attractions to do. People do many activities such as play football, sing, and dance until night. Government has spent money for people to enjoy sports on the beach. They have built football courts and have Volley ball nets strung on the shore.
The Amazon River is the largest river in the World!
The river is at least 6.5 miles wide during dry season. During rainy season the river can be a wide as 202 miles wide.
Rio Negro is another river in Brazil and Is one of the largest blackwater river in the world. In the rainy season the river stretches to 19 miles wide. The water there is not all black it is just a really dark color from humic acid from incomplete breakdown of phenol containing vegetation.
Brazil is an all year round vacation area. The temperature usually does not drop below 68 degrees Fahrenheit in the southern regions. In the summer it gets really hot. The temperatures are as high as 104 degrees Fahrenheit. In the Costal regions of Brazil the temperatures get as low as 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
The average rain fall in brazil is 300-400 mm. Usually it rains during spring and winter and not that much in the summer.
Brazil has the most varied and diverse culture. The Portuguese culture is by far the main culture in Brazil. From this culture most Brazilians acquired their language, religion, and most of their customs.
For food they have many variety of dishes. Brazil and Argentina have barbecued meat which is very good in these places. The meat can be either pork, lamb, or wild boar. They are placed on skewers and when the waiter serves it to you they slice it.
The major sport in Brazil is soccer. Other sports are also very popular in Brazil for an example, Martial Arts, Footvolley, and tennis. Footvolley is a mix of football and volleyball. It is played on a volleyball net but can use your feet to kick the ball.
The top 3 holidays in Brazil are very similar to America.
The first very important holiday is Independence day which is September 7. It is celebrating the independence from Portugal that happened on September 7,1822.
The second holiday would be the traditional holiday New Year's. They celebrate it very similar to Americans'. They count down to midnight and till the following day.
The last holiday they celebrate is Republic day. It is the commemoration of the end of the Empire of Brazil and the proclamation of Brazil as a republic on November 15, 1889
Did you know?!
The country’s motto is “Ordem e Progresso”, meaning "order and progress".For the World cup in Brazil they built an "express" train to get people in and out of the stadium. The train takes about 10,000 people in a hour.
Did you know that each of the little stars in the flag represent each of the states and 1 for the Federal District.
The stars are arranged for how the night sky looked in Rio de Janiero on November 15,1889.
The green represents the house of Braganza of Dom Pedro I. He was the first emperor of Brazil. The yellow represents his wife's house
I bet you did not know that it is against the law to wear masks at parties except at Carnival. You have to obtain a license for it.
If a billboard has an error on it there is a fine of $500.
The penalty for poaching is higher on Sundays and on Holidays.