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History of Brazil
Brazil was said to be discovered in the 1400s by Christopher Columbus who landed here by mistake.
In the far north,
the temperatures are cool.
Important holidays Brazilians celebrate:
New Year's Day on January 1st
Carnival Tuesday (Tue. before Ash Wed.)
Tiradentes Day on April 21st
Corpus Christi in May or June
Independence Day on September 7th
Day of the Republic on November 15th
Christmas on December 25th
Flag of Brazil
Bombachas are kinds of trousers that are worn by both men and women.
Brazil's form of
and Major Cities
Rio de Janeiro
Brasilia, Brazil's Capital
Brazil's main religion is Roman Catholic.
Roman Catholic Church
of Santa Cruz
There are two seasons in
the south, rainy and dry.
In the center, it is tropical.
Brazil has won the FIFA World Cup 5 times.
Soccer, called futebol, is Brazil's national sport.
Important Bodies of Water:
Sao Francisco River
Pico da Neblina (9,823 feet)
Brazil became a republic in 1889 when General Manuel Deodoro da Fonseca became
the first president of Brazil.
King João VI's son, Pedro I, was the first emperor,
and helped Brazil gain independence in 1822.
In 1807, King João VI was the first ruler of Brazil. He ruled until he was called back to Portugal.
The new land was divided in half; the west belonged to Spain and the east belonged to Portugal. This was called the 1494 Treaty of Tordesillas.
Samba dresses are multicolored and embellished in decorations; they are worn at Carnival celebrations.
Baiana dresses are made out of bright, beautiful fabric.
Statue of Christ
In the south, it is temperate.
Brazil is the only country that has won the World Cup so many times.
Academic high schools prepare students for college; vocational high schools lead them directly to jobs.
Students at public schools go there for only 4 hours a day, in the morning or the afternoon.
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Brazil has the largest number of
Roman Catholics in the world.
Cathedral of Brasilia
This was originally written as a poem by Joaquim Osorio Durque-Estrada in 1909.
In 1922, it became the national anthem of Brazil.
1 real =
1 dollar =
NITEROI'S MUSEUM OF
CATHEDRAL OF BRASILIA
AND THREE BRAZILIAN
Brazil's motto, "Ordem E Progresso," means "Order and Progress."
This flag was made on Nov. 15, 1889, the day Brazil got its independence.
Sea level along Atlantic Coast
Main Language: Portuguese
Por Favor Please
It's the 2nd longest river in the world.
It is home to the biggest rainforest in the world.
It has more tributaries
than any other river.
It is 3,977 miles long.
10% of the world's known species live here.
President of Brazil: Dilma Rousseff
Vice president: Michel Temer
58 people per mi.2
There are 27 states in Brazil.
Brazil has the 5th largest area in the world.
Sao Paulo is the 8th most populous city worldwide.
Brazil has won the World Cup 5 times, but has never won the final game in the Olympics.
Brazil was named after a type of tree, pau-brasil.
Brazil is the number one country with forest loss.
80% of the population lives along the Atlantic coast.
The 2016 Olympics will be held in Rio de Janeiro.
Brazil produces about 3 billion kg. of coffee yearly.
There is a wide variety of the religions, from Protestant to Judaism to Muslim.
Over half of the population has European herritage, and less than 1% of it is native to Brazil.
Pão de Queijo means "bread of cheese."
Brazilians like tropical fruit juices, like mango juice.
Feijoada consists of beans, white rice, a variety of meat, cabbage, and "farofa." It is known as, "Brazil's National Dish."
Brazil's native Indians eventually became slaves.
Brazil's current president,
Dilma Rousseff, is Brazil's first
Brazil's seasons are the opposite of ours.
YELLOW STANDS FOR GOLD
BLUE & STARS
STAND FOR SKY
Bolo de Cenouro Com Cobertura is Brazilian carrot cake.
Bolo de Cenouro Com Cobertura