Brazil in South America

Amazing facts about Brazil

Brazil is the largest country in South America

the name Brazil comes from a tree named brazilwood

the population in 2012 was 194 million people

Brazil covers 3 time zones

Brazil's Economy

Brazil had advanced into the ranks of the “moderately free” economies in the Index during the first half of the 2000s.

Brazil’s economic freedom score is 56.9, making its economy the 114th freest in the 2014 Index.

Brazil is ranked 20th out of 29 countries in the South and Central America/Caribbean region, and its overall score is below the world average.

Places at Brazil

Some places at Brazil are The Atacama Desert. It is one of the hottest desserts in South America.

A lot of people in Brazil live in favelas.

Holidays of Brazil

On March 1 they celebrate a observance holiday called Carnival Saturday

On April 18 they celebrate a Feriado Nacional holiday called Good Friday

On Oct. 15 they celebrate a observance holiday called Teacher's Day

Brazil's History

-Brazil is the only Latin American nation that derives its language and culture from Portugal.

-During the Napoleonic Wars, King Joao VI, fearing the advancing French armies, fled Portugal in 1808 and set up his court in Rio de Janeiro. -After a military coup in 1964, Brazil had a series of military governments.