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Nation report part 1

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

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