Rotary Clubs: 2.320 Rotarians: 52.928 Districts: 38 Rotarians Women: 10.479 Rotaract Clubs: 651 Rotaractors: 14.973 Interact Clubs 723 Interactors: 16.629 Updated on March 1 st , 2010 ROTARY IN BRAZIL
57 Rotary Clubs 9 Interacts 23 Rotaracts 1331 Rotarians DISTRICT 4430 - SÃO PAULO Governor Juvenal Antonio da Silva
TOPICS: . Amazon Rainforest . Iguaçu Falls . Beaches . Weather . Religion . Language . Music and Dance . Currency . Food . Sports . Brazilian Flag . Localization . Statistics . Political Division . Government System . Social Challenges . São Paulo . Brasília . Rio de Janeiro GSE 2010 D. 4430 D. 5910
BRAZILIAN FLAG Green represents the forests ; Gold represents the wealth; Blue represents the sky; White represents peace; The Stars represent the 26 states and the Federal District.
<ul><li>- 8.514.876,599 km 2 </li></ul><ul><li>- 47% of South America </li></ul><ul><li>- Fifth largest country in the world </li></ul><ul><li>- 192 million people living </li></ul><ul><li>- 8 th economy in the world. It will be the 5 th in 2020. </li></ul>STATISTICS - World’s leading producers of coffee, orange, cattle, soy and important producer of jewelry, airplanes, cars, chicken.
POLITICAL DIVISION Green – North Blue – Northeast Purple - Central-West Red – Southeast Yelllow – South 26 States and one Federal District
<ul><li>Federative Republic with a democratic State of rights; </li></ul><ul><li>Presidential system of government. </li></ul>GOVERNMENT SYSTEM Luis Inácio Lula da Silva
<ul><ul><li>SHANTYTOWNS = FAVELAS = SOCIAL CHALLENGES </li></ul></ul>
Up to 12 ft, the longest wave in the world ; the Pororoca it only breaks twice a year in February and March. In 2003 Brazilian, Picuruta Salazar, won the event with a record ride of 12.5 kilometers and 37 minutes.
IGUAÇU FALLS The Iguaçu Falls are located at the boarder of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay 4 times bigger than Niagara falls
BEACHES Jericoaquara = elected by the Washington Post as one of the Top 10 most beautiful beaches in the world 14.000 km Atlantic coast Beautiful places to enjoy, to relax, to go, to see… Maresias = 2 hours from Sao Paulo Fernando de Noronha = an archipelago of 21 islands in the Atlantic Ocean, around 220 miles offshore from the Brazilian coast.
- Tropical weather all over the Country; - High temperatures from 60 F to 100F, except in the south; - It can achieve the same temperatures of the rest of the Country in the Summer. WEATHER
RELIGION The main religion of Brazil is Catholicism, followed by Protestantism and Spiritism (with African influence)
LANGUAGE <ul><li>- The official language is Portuguese; </li></ul><ul><li>Portugal colonization; </li></ul><ul><li>Influences of French, Spanish, Italian and Brazilian Native Languages: Tupinamba and Tupi Guarani. </li></ul>
MUSIC AND DANCE Brazilian rhythms: Samba, Forro, Bossa Nova, Brazilian Popular Music and AXÉ.
CURRENCY Our Currency is Real. One Dollar Worths R$ 1.76 reais
FEIJOADA IS A TRADITIONAL DISH WITH BLACK BEANS, RICE, PORK CAIPIRINHA = National cocktail, made with cachaça , sugar and lemons. Cachaça is Brazil's most common distilled alcoholic beverage. BRIGADEIRO = made with condensed milk and chocolate.