By: Sam Timmermans

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Brazil's population is very diverse, comprising many races and ethnical groups. In general, Brazilians trace their origins from four sources: Native American , European, Africans and Asians

Population demographic

- White 47.73%

- Black 7.61%

- Asian 1.09%

- Multiracial 43.13%

- Native American 0.43%

Brazilian Culture

The Brazilian culture is one of the world’s most varied and diverse. This is due to its being a melting pot of nationalities, as a result of centuries of European domination as well as slavery, which brought hordes of African migrants across Brazil’s borders to live in and influence the local cultures with their ancient customs and ideas. The European settlers also brought ideas, innovations and belief systems with them, shaping the local societies significantly. All of these different influences have meant that the modern-day Brazilian culture is unique and very complex.

Fun Facts

• When invited to dinner or an event, do not under-dress. It is considered more appropriate to over-dress than to appear too casual in appearance.
• Always bring the hostess a small gift of gratitude (such as a glass of wine or some fresh flowers).
• Avoid giving anyone a gift that is black or purple, as these are perceived as mourning colours.
• Always arrive early for events and dinners.


Federative Republic of Brazil or, República Federativa do Brazil is a federation comprising 26 states and a federal district (where the federal capital, Brasília, is located), which are granted self-administration within limits set by the Federal Constitution.

Important Historical Events

1945 – Brazil becomes a member of the United Nations Organisation.

1946 - A new constitution is implemented in the country, which restores the rights of individuals.

1958 - Brazil is crowned world champions in football at the World Cup™ for the first time.

1960 – The capital city is moved from Rio de Janeiro to the new city of Brasilia.

1962 - Brazil is crowned world champions in football at the World Cup™ for the second time.

1964 – For a time, military leaders take control of the Brazilian government.

1970 - Brazil is crowned world champions in football at the World Cup™ for the third time.

1985 - Brazil’s government is finally returned to civilian rule.

1988 - The Constituent Assembly ensures a wide distribution and consciousness of the new constitution of Brazil, which gives its citizens more individual rights.

1989 – Fernando Collor de Mello is elected as president in the first direct elections since 1960.

1992 – Rio de Janeiro hosts more than 100 world leaders for the first international World Summit Day™.

1994 - Brazil is crowned world champions in football at the World Cup™ for the fourth time.

1995 – Fernando Henrique Cardoso becomes Brazil’s president.

2002 - Brazil is crowned world champions in football at the World Cup™ for the fifth time.

2003 - Luiz Inacio Lula de Silva becomes Brazil’s president.

2011 - Dilma Rousseff becomes Brazil's first women president.

A Celebrity from Brazil


Forward who starred for Santos from 2009 to 2013, before joining FC Barcelona and becoming one of the team's top scorers. He debuted with the Brazilian national team in 2010 and won the South American Footballer of the Year Award in 2011 and 2012. He was the top scorer at the 2010 Copa do Brazil tournament with 11 goals. In 2011, he helped Santos win its first Continental Double since 1963.

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Tourist Attractions

Christ the Redeemer is the famous statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro . Located at the peak of the 700 meters Corcovado mountain, it provides a sweeping panorama from the interior of Guanabara bay to the north, to Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas to the south. The Christ the Redeemer statue stands 39.6 meters tall, including its 9.5 meters pedestal and has become an icon of Rio and Brazil.
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  • Brazil exported Soya beans , worth US$ 23,277,378.05 million.
  • Brazil exported Non-agglomerated iron ores and concentrates , worth US$ 19,982,659.63 million.
  • Brazil exported Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminou , worth US$ 16,356,785.88 million.
  • Brazil exported Raw cane sugar, in solid form , worth US$ 7,450,078.30 million.
  • Brazil exported Oil-cake and other solid residues, of soya-bean , worth US$ 7,000,584.49 million.

  • Brazil imported Petroleum oils, etc, (excl. crude); preparation , worth US$ 17,630,041.14 million.
  • Brazil imported Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminou , worth US$ 15,533,062.83 million.
  • Brazil imported Automobiles with reciprocating piston engine di , worth US$ 4,581,183.14 million.
  • Brazil imported Monolithic integrated circuits, nes , worth US$ 4,429,771.00 million.
  • Brazil imported Natural gas in gaseous state , worth US$ 3,827,354.51 million.

A Famous Culinary Meal in Brazil

The rice is then cooked together with the meat and the blood of the animal, which imparts a greyish-brown color to the dish. One of the most popular "requeijão" (processed cheese) brands in Brazil.
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