Currency: The Real has been the legal tender monetary unit in Brazil since 1994. The Real banknotes that circulate in the country have motifs of Brazilian animal life, and they are as follows: 100 reais (grouper), 50 (jaguar), 20 (golden lion tamarin), 10 (macaw), 5 (heron), 2 (sea turtle) and 1 (hummingbird).
Exchange Rate: reals (BRL) per US dollar - 1.66 (February 12 2011)
Music is one of the most important manifestations of art and national culture
Capoeira -A martial art developed for defensive purposes, the Capoeira was taught to the captive Africans by slaves who were captured and returned to the mills. In order not to raise any suspicions, the fight movements were adapted to look like dancing under the sound of African chants.
-avg. pop. density= low -concentrated around cities
Government ~Federal republic: -powers of central govt. restricted -component parts (state, colonies, provinces) retain a degree of self- government -voters choose governmental representatives -have ultimate sovereign power ~26 states ~1 federal district
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BBC News. (1 January 2011). Dilma Rousseff sworn in as Brazil’s new president . BBC News Online. 2 February 2011. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-12103312
Central Intelligence Agency. (last updated 20 January 2011). The World Fact Book: Brazil . Central Intelligence Agency World Fact Book Online. 2 February 2011.