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Country Report Part I

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  • 1. My Country Report
    Ivana Lopez; History 5
  • 2. Geography
    • Brazil lies along the eastern coast of South America
    • 3. It covers about half of South America (as shown below), making it the 5th largest country in the world
    • 4. It shares a border with every country in South America except for Ecuador and Chile
    • 5. Brazil spans 3 time zones and is filled with hills, mountains, plains, highlands and scrublands
    • 6. It has one of the world’s most wide-ranging system of rivers with eight major basins
  • GEOGRAPHY: CLIMATE
    • Brazil contains six climate regions:
    • 7. Tropical rainforest
    • 8. Tropical wet and dry
    • 9. Tropical monsoon
    • 10. Semiarid
    • 11. Humid subtropical
    • 12. Subtropical highland
    • 13. Hottest part: Northeast
    • 14. Most rainfall: city of Belem and upper regions of Amazonia
    • 15. Driest part: Northeast
  • GEOGRAPHY: WILDLIFE
    • Brazil is home to 60% of the Amazon rainforest
    • 16. It is considered to contain the greatest biodiversity of any country on the planet
    • 17. Brazil contains most known plants, mammals and freshwater fish
    • 18. Additionally, Brazil is home to the largest snake known on the planet, the anaconda
  • History
    • Brazil was claimed by Portugal in April 1500
    • 19. In 1534, Dom Joao III split the territory into 12 sections; however, this created issues. This led the king to assign a governor-general and the rest of the territory assimilated into native tribes.
    • 20. Sugar became Brazil’s most important export.
    • 21. The Portuguese was able to expand into the southeast through wars
  • History Continued
    • King Joao VI returned to Europe and left his elder son Prince Pedro to rule Brazil
    • 22. Fascists attempted to turn Brazil into a colony once again; however, Brazil refused and the Prince stood by them
    • 23. Prince Pedro was then named the first emperor of Brazil
    • 24. Brazil then won three international wars and slavery was abolished in 1850
    • 25. The monarchy was overthrown in 1889
  • History continued
    • Instability in finances, social and political led civilian and military rebellion in Brazil
    • 26. The Revolution of 1930 overthrew president Washington Luis, making GetulioVargar president
    • 27. Brazil was pulled into World War II by standing with the United States
    • 28. Because of the allied victory, Vargas was overthrown and democracy was reinstated
    • 29. General Eurico Gaspar Dutra was then elected as president
  • People (demographics)
    • Brazil’s peoples range from different backgrounds
    • 30. White: 48.34%
    • 31. Multiracial: 43.80%
    • 32. Black: 6.84%
    • 33. Asian: 0.58%
    • 34. Amerindian: 0.28%
    • 35. Most Brazilian inhabitants descended from indigenous peoples, African slaves and Portuguese settlers
  • People: language
    • The official language of Brazil is Portuguese
    • 36. The language is different than Portugal since it has developed differently and has been influenced by African languages and Amerindian languages
    • 37. Portuguese is used in newspapers, radio, and television
    • 38. In Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, the language spoken is Nheengatu
    • 39. Additional minority languages are spoken throughout Brazil
    • 40. German and Italian speakers also reside in Brazil
  • People: Religion & urbanization
    • The most dominant religion in Brazil is Roman Catholicism
    • 41. Brazil contains the largest Catholic population
    • 42. The largest metrpolitan areas in Brazil are all in the southeastern region
    • 43. Sao Paulo has the largest population
  • sources
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazil#Geography
    • 44. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazil#Climate
    • 45. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazil#Biodiversity
    • 46. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazil#History
    • 47. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazil#Demographics