Brazil

Jaydin Conner

Brazil

Continent: South America


Capital: Brasilia


Population: 204,259,812


Area: 3,287,611 square miles


Main Language: Portuguese


Mail Religion: Roman Catholic, Protestant


Distance from capital to Washington D.C: 4,187.17 miles

Land

Brazil covers around half of South America. Brazil is 65 percent Rain Forest, grasslands in the west and northeast, two plateaus in the interior, and along the Brazilian border, Iguaçu Falls is one of the most amazing places in South America, and the world. More then a million of gallons of water wash over the edges of the falls, filling the area with mist that can be seen for miles. The Amazon River is the longest river in South America, it travels through Brazil under Rain forests and forests. Northwest of Brazil the Amazon river is about 4,000 miles long stretching across the Northwest of Brazil to the Northeast side of Brazil.
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Food

Many Brazilian kids eat bread, milk, and cheese during breakfast. For lunch and dinner a most likely meal will be rice, meat, beans, vegetables, and fruit. Rice and beef is a main dinner time coarse and is most popular for lunch. The rice is made from Brazil, and they use different spices found from Brazil, to spice up the taste to make it delicious.

Language

Brazil is the only country that speaks Portuguese as its national language in South America. Brazil is the largest country in the world that speaks Portuguese as its national language. ( and just in general)

Population

Most Brazilians are descended from Portuguese settlers, though less than half of the population where mixed in races. Now in the present day 85 percent of Brazil's population live in cities. Brazils population is increasing due to the rapid growth of immigration to South America.

History

Around 1494 a treaty was signed by Portugal and Spain splitting the world into two parts. Half belonging to Portugal and the other half belonging to Spain. First when Spain explored Brazil they found no use of the country and left, unaware of the treasures and important resources in Brazil. Then Portugal explored the country and became rich from the sugar, gold, diamonds, coffee which was produced in Brazil, wood, tobacco, and cotton. When many local people died from diseases and slavery, African slaves where brought to do most of the work. While the French and the Dutch made temporary colonies, the Portuguese made permanent colonies in Brazil. Which became the main explorers to find Brazils main natural resources.

Things i'd like to see and do in Brazil

I'd like to explore Brazil and the Rainforest(s) in it. Or see a Futebol (soccer) match and listen to Brazil's style of music which is a mix of African beats, American jazz , and European classical music. I'd also like to try some of their rice and see how they like to cook it in different spices found from Brazil's country.
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Brazil's Flag

Brazil’s flag was made in 1889. Each of the stars show a certain Brazilian state, in South America.The stars in the flag are arranged to resemble the stars in Brazil’s night sky. The motto Ordem e Progresso (Order and Progress) is in the middle of the flag. The yellow and green of the flag are supposed to represent gold and trees, two of Brazil’s natural resources.

Source

Website: Brazil.ProQuest,2015.CultureGrams Online Edition.Web.10 Nov.2015

Picture's: Brazil: Flag. 2015. ProQuest. (also another picture) Iguaçu Falls. 2007. Photograph. Collection of CultureGrams. ProQuest, 2015. Web. 13 Nov 2015.