Brazil

A Country of Diverse Peoples and Lands

General Info

Brasília is the capital of Brazil and the photo on the right shows the city. Some major cities are Salvador, São Paulo, and Rio De Janeiro. Brazil was controlled by Portugal but gained its independence September 7, 1822. The official language is Portuguese, but many other languages are spoken such as Spanish, English, and French because of the many ethnics.

Geography

Some of the most popular physical features of Brasil are the Amazon Basin, Brazilian Highlands, and the Amazon River. There are many rivers through this giant land mass as seen below.
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Tourist Attractions

Some tourist attractions of brazil are Christ the Redeemer is the famous statue of Jesus Christ in Rio De Janeiro located at the peak of the Corcovado mountain, Iguazu Falls The waterfall system consists of 275 falls along the Iguazu River between the borders of Brazil and Argentina, and The Salvador Beaches that range from calm inlets, ideal for swimming, diving and sailing, as well as open sea inlets with strong waves, popular with surfers. There are also beaches surrounded by reefs ideal for children. Info From Top Ten Tourist Attractions

Political, Democratic, and Economic Information

Brazil is a Federal Republic with the president being Dilma Rouseff. Brazil have an alliance with Chile and USA. Brasil imports Cars, Gas, and Petroleum from the USA, China, Argentina, and Germany. Brazil exports (to the same countries) iron ore, soybeans, raw sugar, and coffee.