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 ; Yellow represents the wealth; Blue represents the sky; White represents peace; The Stars represent the 26 states and the Federal District.
IT IS LOCATED IN SOUTH AMERICA
- 8.514.876,599 km 2
- 47% of South America
- Fifth largest country in the world
- 192 million people living
- 8 th economy in the world. It will be the 5 th in 2020.
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
Federative Republic with a democratic State of rights;
Presidential system of government.
GOVERNMENT SYSTEM Luis Inácio Lula da Silva
SHANTYTOWNS = FAVELAS = SOCIAL CHALLENGES
MASP = MODERN METROPOLITAN ART MUSEUM
IBIRAPUERA = CENTRAL PARK
MORUMBI STADIUM = 2014 WORLD SOCCER OPENING GAME
TIETE RIVER AND ESTAIADA`S BRIDGE
Brasília is the capital Built in 1960 and projected in the airplane shape by Oscar Niemeyer
RIO DE JANEIRO
PÃO DE AÇUCAR
COPACABANA SIDEWALK & WATER FRONT
REVEILLON IN COPACABANA
MARACANA STADIUM = 2014 WORLD SOCCER FINAL GAME
AMAZON RAINFOREST The Amazon Rainforest covers a large portion of the country. Brazil , Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana
AMAZON RIVER Largest river in the world by volume that reaches 10 miles wide.
OUR “GRAND JUNCTION” Negro and Solimões: where the two rivers meet for 15 miles
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 for 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)
- The official language is Portuguese;
Influences of French, Spanish, Italian and Brazilian Indian Languages: Tupinamba and Tupi Guarani.
MUSIC AND DANCE Brazilian rhytms of music: 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 = Brazil's national cocktail, made with cachaça , sugar and lemons. Cachaça is Brazil's most common distilled alcoholic beverage. BRIGADEIRO = made with condensed milk and chocolate.
SPORTS Five times Champion of FIFA World Cup Soccer Ayrton Senna: our best ever f1 driver