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Nation report part 1

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  • 1. Nation Report Part 1: Brazil Nadya Dooley 5/5/11
  • 2. Geography Part 1
    • Brazil, with over 190 million people, is the largest country in South America
    • It’s located along the eastern side coast of south America and encompasses a lot of the continents interior
    • It has a coastline of over 7,491 kilometers and the total area is about 8,511,965 square kilometers
    • Brazils climate comprises a wide range of weather conditions across a lot of land, but it’s 90% tropical
  • 3. Geography Part 2
    • The Brazilian topography, like the climate, is very diverse. It includes hills, mountains, plains, highlands and scrublands
    • Its natural resources include gold, iron ore, nickel, phosphates, uranium, and more
    • It has a complex system of rivers, all of which drain into the Atlantic
    • Brazils tropical soils produce 70 million tons of grain a year
    • 66% of Brazil is forest, but deforestation, desertification and pollution are a few of its environmental issues
  • 4. People Part 1
    • Approximately 193 million people live in Brazil
    • It’s about half white people, with the rest being east asian, black, a mixed race, amerindian, or something undetermined
    • The median age of people living in Brazil is 27
    • The rate of births to deaths is 16 to 6
  • 5. People Part 2
    • The main language spoken in Brazil is Portuguese
    • You can become a brazilian citizen by living there for 15 years straight and being able to speak Portuguese
    • 86% of the population can read
    • The life expectancy is aproxemetaly 70 years, but on average women live eight years longer
  • 6. Culture Part 1
    • Brazilian culture is very diverse and mostly came from Portuguese culture
    • Also very diverse is the cuisine
    • The Feljoada is the countries national dish, dating back to the colonial period
    • The oldest known of art in Brazil is cave paintings, which go back to 13,000 BC
  • 7. Culture Part 2
    • Cinema: The cinema has a long tradition in Brazil, dating back to the 19th century. Its highest grossing film brought 2 million viewers!
    • Music: Brazils common instruments are guitar, piano and flute, with a rhythm done by a variety of drums. Lots of their songs tell stories
    • Sports: Football (In American terms, soccer) is the most popular sport in Brazil, and some world famous players come from there. Also enjoyed is Volleyball, Basketball, racing, martial arts and gymnastics
  • 8. History Part 1
    • The person who discovered Brazil was a Spanish navigator, Vicente Yáñez Pinzón, in 1500
    • The first European person to discover it was Pedro Álvares Cabral, later in 1500
    • It was captured by the Portuguese, but became independent in 1822
    • For a time it was run by military control, until in 1985, when it was left for civilians to control
  • 9. History Part 2
    • The first president of Brazil was General Deodoro da Fonseca
    • A democracy started in 1945, after a revolt that occurred place in 1932
    • Today, the biggest problem facing Brazil is a bad distribution of wealth
  • 10. Sources
    • en.wikipedia.org/wiki/brazil
    • en.wikipedia.org/wiki/geography_of_brazil
    • Google
    • en.wikipedia.org/wiki/brazilian_people
    • en.wikipedia.org/wiki/brazilian_culture
    • en.wikipedia.org/wiki/history_of_brazil