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  1. 1. Copacabana Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.<br />
  2. 2. Brazil<br />Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil. Is the largest country in South America and the only Portuguese-speaking country in the Americas. It is the world's fifth largest country, both by geographical area and by population.<br />
  3. 3. Rio de Janeiro<br /><ul><li>Rio de Janeiro, commonly referred to simply as Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil and the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America.
  4. 4. Rio de Janeiro is known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, samba, Bossa Nova, beaches such as Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon. </li></li></ul><li>Copacabana<br />
  5. 5. Copacabana (Rio de Janeiro)<br />Copacabana is a borough located in the southern zone of the city Rio de Janeiro, known for its 4 km beach which is one of the most famous in the world.<br />The district was originally called Sacopenapã until the mid-18th century. It was renamed after the construction of a chapel holding a replica of the Virgen de Copacabana, the patron saint of Bolivia. <br />A view of the Copacabana beach from Sugar Loaf.<br />
  6. 6. Copacabana Beach<br />There are historic forts at both ends of Copacabana beach; Fort Copacabana, built in 1914, is at the south end by PostoSeis and Fort Duque de Caxias, built in 1779, at the north end. One curiosity is that the lifeguard watchtower of PostoSeis never existed. <br />Hotels, restaurants, bars, night clubs and residential buildings dot the promenade.<br />Copacabana Beach plays host to millions of revelers during the annual New Year's Eve celebrations and, in most years, has been the official venue of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.<br />The Portuguese pavement wave pattern at Copacabana beach.<br />
  7. 7. Living standard.<br />Copacabana has the highest Human Development Index in Rio de Janeiro, the 2000 census put the HDI of Copacabana at 0.902. Even though the HDI is high, there are four slum areas in Copacabana: Morro dos Cabritos, Pavão-Pavãozinho, ChapéuMangueira and Babilônia (Leme).<br />Copacabana at dusk<br />
  8. 8. The borough<br />According to the IBGE, 160,000 people live in Copacabana and 44,000 or 27.5% of them are 60 years old or older.[4][5] Copacabana covers an area of 7.84 km².<br />which gives the borough a population density of 20,400 people per km².<br />Residential buildings eleven to thirteen stories high built right next to each other dominate the borough. Houses and two-storybuildings are rare.<br />
  9. 9. Transportation<br />More than 40 different bus routes serve Copacabana, as do three subway Metro stations: Cantagalo, Siqueira Campos and CardealArcoverde, with a fourth one in nearby Ipanema.<br />Three major arteries parallel to each other cut across the entire borough: Atlantic Avenue, which is a 6 lane 4 km avenue by the beachside, NossaSenhora de Copacabana Avenue and BarataRibeiro/Raul Pompéia Street both of which are 4 lanes and 3.5 km in length.<br />BarataRibeiro Street changes its name to RaúlPompéia Street after the SáFreireAlvim Tunnel. Twenty-four streets intersect all three major arteries, and seven other streets intersect some of the three, but not all.<br />
  10. 10. 8 Copacabana promenade<br />The Copacabana promenade is a pavement landscape in large scale (4 kilometres long). It was completed in 1970 and has used a black and white Portuguese pavement design since its origin in the 1930s: a geometric wave. The Copacabana promenadewasdesignedbyRoberto Burle Marx.<br />
  11. 11. Cuisine.<br />Root vegetables such as cassava (locally known as mandioca, aipim, or macaxeira), yams, and fruits like açaí, cupuaçu, mango, papaya, guava, orange, passionfruit, pineapple, and hog plum are among the local ingredients used in cooking. <br />Rice and beans are an extremely common dish, as are fish, beef and pork.<br />Some typical dishes are caruru, which consists of sun-dried meat, beans, goat, and corn meal; feijoada, a simmered bean-and-meat dish; tutu de feijão, which is a paste of beans and mandioca flour; moquecacapixaba, which is made of fish and tomato; and chouriço, a mildly spicy sausage. Salgadinhos, cheese bread, pastéis and coxinha are common finger foods, while cuscuzbranco, milled tapioca, is a popular dessert. <br />
  12. 12. 10 Restaurant styles.<br />A simple and usually inexpensive option, which is also advisable for vegetarians, is comida à quilo or comida porquilo restaurants (literally "food by the kilo"), a buffet where food is paid for by weight. <br />Another common style is the all-you-can-eat restaurant where customers pay a prix fixe. In both types (known collectively as "self-services") customers usually assemble the dishes of their choice from a large buffet.<br />Rodízio is a common style of service, in which a prix fixe is paid, and servers circulate with food. This is common in churrascarias, resulting in an all-you-can-eat meat barbecue.<br /> <br />
  13. 13. 11 Dance<br />There are three steps to every bar, making the Samba feel like a 3/4 timed dance. Its origins include the Maxixe.<br />The Samba music rhythm has been danced in Copacabana since its inception in the late 19th century. <br />There is actually a set of dances, rather than a single dance, that define the Samba dancing scene in Brazil. Another major stream of the Samba dance besides the Brazilian Samba dancing styles is Ballroom Samba which differs significantly.<br />
  14. 14. 12 Sport.<br />The sports, are widely practiced and popular in the country, as well as others which originated there or have some cultural significance. <br />The most popular one is futebol (football) by a wide margin, and can be considered a cultural phenomenon.<br />
  15. 15. 13 Notable events<br />The Copacabana Palace hotel.<br /> <br />On December 31, 1994, the New Year's Eve celebrations featured a Rod Stewart concert, which featured 3.5 million, making it one of the largest concert crowd ever.<br /> <br />More recently, the beach has been a site for huge free concerts unrelated to the year-end festivities. <br /> <br />On March 21, 2005, Lenny Kravitz performed there in front of 300,000 people, on a Monday night. On February 18, 2006, a Saturday, the Rolling Stones surpassed that mark by far, attracting over 1.5 million people to the beach.<br /> <br />On July 7, 2007, the beach hosted the Brazilian leg of the Live Earth concerts, which attracted 400,000 people. <br /> <br />As the headliner, Lenny Kravitz got to play the venue a second time, with Jorge Benjor, Macy Gray, O Rappa and Pharrell as the main opening acts, on October 2, 2009, 100,000 people filled the beach for a huge beach party as the IOC announced Rio would be hosting the 2016 Olympics. 11 of the 15 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cups have taken place here.<br />
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