Brazil

by: Kylie Glover

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Brazil

Basic Facts:

Capital: Brasilia

Population: 183,888,841

Type of government: Federal Republic


Economy:

Currency: real

Industries: chemicals, steel, aircraft, and cars

Natural resources: bauxite, gold, iron ore, manganese, phosphates, nickel, platinum, tin, rare earth elements, uranium, petroleum, hydropower, timber


Geography:

Continent: South America

Borders: Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Surinam, Uruguay, Venezuela and Alt

Bodies of Water: Sao Francisco, Cuiaba, Porto Algeria, Manaus, Boa Vista, Salvador, Natal, Belem, Teresina, Recife, Fortaleza, Santos, Maceio, Rio Grande, Sao Luis, Porto Velho, Belo Horizonte, Vitoria, Rio de Janerio, Curitiba, Brasilia

Weather and Climate: mostly tropical

Shape: upside-down triangle


Customs and Culture:

Three popular foods: shrimp, palm oil, rice

Important Holidays: New Year's Eve, Carnival, Ash Wednesday

Traditional Clothing: Bordado Richelieu, doily-like embroidery fabric, Valance lace

Major Religions: Roman Catholic, Catholic, Protestant, Adventist, Assembly of God,

Christian Congregation of Brazil, Universal Kingdom of God, Spiritualist

Favorite Sports or pasttime: soccer, volleyball, tennis


Language:

Official language is Portuguese.

Hello: Ola

Goodbye: Tchau

Yes: Sim

Thank You : Obrigado

How are you: Tudo bem

My name is: oh may yah noh meh eh



Interesting Facts:

Rio de Janeiro was the Capital before Brazilia.

Coffee is one of their most important crops.


Three things that I find interesting about Brazil:

1. Their Independence Day is September 7th.

2. They elected a woman President in 2010.

3. Other languages include: German, Japanese, and English.

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Brazil's National Flag

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Salvador, Bahia in Brazil

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Football (soccer)