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Transcript of BRAZIL
By: Riley and Ben
Brazil dissected by both the equator and the Tropic of Capricorn is positioned in the northern, southern, and western hemispheres. Covering almost 50% of South America, Brazil is bordered by Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, and the Atlantic Ocean.
Latitude and Longitude
Brasilia ( capitol city) 15° 46° s, 47° 55° w,
Salvador 12° 58° s, 38° 30° w,
The settlement in Brazil came in the 1500s when many skilled hunters, Farmers, and fishermen arrived. They mostly came down the Paraguay river systems and most of the coastal plains. Making up the bulk of the regions two to six million Native inhabitants.
Brazil holds enough land to be the fifth largest nation in the world. Brazil faces the Atlantic ocean and has more than 4600 miles (7400km) of coastline. Brazil stretches nearly 2700 miles(4350km) from south to east. Brazil is full of tropical and subtropical landscapes include wetlands, savannas, plateaus, and low mountains. The southern part Brazil is in the Subtropics but the mass majority of Brazil is in the Tropics. Brazil contains most of the Amazon river basin, which has the worlds largest river system and the worlds most extensive Virgin Rainforest. Brazil contains no deserts, high mountains, or cold environments.
Typical jobs in Brazil are farming for tropical fruits like oranges, kiwi, bananas, pineapple, and passion fruit. They also grow sugar cane and coffee beans. Brazil is an important country for trade with the US which provides employment opportunities for americans aboard. Brazil has become a popular destination for people looking to live and work in an other country. The average wage in Brazil is 11 dollars compared to an average wage of 36 dollars in Canada. According to the United States Department of Labor 20% of jobs in Brazil are agriculture, 14% industry, and 66% services.
Human Environmental Interactions
An example of a Human environmental interaction of Brazil is farming. In 1977 Brazil became the worlds second largest exporter of agricultural goods. The people of Brazil have effected the environment by farming, eco tourism, food, shelter, tools, and medicine. The people of Brazil have effected the enviorment by farming and harvesting hardwoods from the Amazon Forrest. At times they have over farmed and caused desertification of the land.
Top 5 Tourist Attractions
1. Christ The Redeemer
2. Iguaca Cascade
3. Amazon River
The physical features of Brazil include: the Dry plains of North eastern Brazil, the Low Plateaus of central Brazil, the Sao Francisco river, Amazon river,and the lguazu Falls. There are also many other rivers and lakes in Brazil.
The Pantanal is the worlds largest freshwater wetland, a seasonally flooded plain fed by the tributaries of many rivers.
The Amazon Rainforest
The Guiana Highlands
The Amazon is the worlds largest tropical rainforest. Its drained by the humongous Amazon river and more than 200 of its other tributaries, with more than a dozen of those rivers being on the longest rivers of the world list.
The Guiana Highlands, a relatively flat topped mountainous area covered by rain forest, stretches across much of northern South America. It is home to many of the planets most spectacular waterfalls, and Brazil's highest point.
4.Fernando De Noronha
The 2014 World Cup is being held in Brazil, in the city of Rio de Janeiro. There have been a total of 19 World Cups before this upcoming one. The first world cup was in Uruguay in 1930 which was won by Uruguay. Brazil has won 4 previous world cups in Sweden, Mexico, Chile, and California U.S.A
Imports and Exports
Brazil`s main resources consist gold. iron ore and nickel. Brazil also use other resources that include natural gas, and coal .
- Brazil has one of the seven wonders of the world, which is the Christ the redeemer in Rio DE Janeiro.
- Brazil has the second highest christian population.
- Brazil has the tenth largest number of vehicle owners in the world.
- 60% of the Amazon Rainforest is in Brazil
- The population in Brazil of 2013 is 194 million people
world atlas (n.d.). World atlas brazil. Retrieved from http://www.worldatlas.com/Brazil
Land use: arable land: 8.45%
permanent crops: 0.83%
other: 90.72% (2011)
Brazil Land use
Britannica incorparted. (2014). Encyclopedia britannica. Retrieved from www.britannica.com/
Tiffany, T. (n.d.). Brazil. Retrieved from http://tiffanyturnerbrazil.weebly.com/
Time and date brazil . (2014). Retrieved from http://www.timeanddate.com/
index mundi. (2013). http://www.indexmundi.com/brazil/.
Brazil main import and export is the same thing which is transport equipment.
Tiffany , 2013)
- Economic Opportunities