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Everything About Brazil

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Where is Brazil? Brazil is a country in the continent of South America. It is big, and it covers almost half of South America. The countries in this continent that share a boarder with Brazil are Venezuela, Suriname, Guyana and the French Guiana bordered on the north, Colombia on the northwest, Bolivia and Peru on the west, Argentina and Paraguay on the southwest, and Uruguay by the south. There are actually only two countries that don't share a border with Brazil, in South America, which are Chile and Ecuador. Brazil is bordered to the east by the Atlantic Ocean. Brazil lies on the west side of South America, and most Brazil lies in the tropics. As you can see, the equator goes through Brazil. Flag of Brazil The flag of Brazil has a green field on which a large yellow rhombus is centered. A blue circle is placed within the rhombus, with white stars of five different sizes and a curved white band running through it. The motto of Brazil, Ordem e Progresso (meaning "Order and Progress" in Portuguese) is inscribed in capital letters in green inside the band. Green symbolizes the Brazilian tropical forests and rainforests. Yellow symbolizes gold. By the time Brazil got independent from Portugal, gold was the country's main natural resource. Blue symbolizes the Brazilian sky. The stars as shown in the flag resemble the Brazilian sky over the city of Rio de Janeiro on the day the independence from Portugal was declared. ...read more.

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In the southern Brazilian cities of Porto Alegre and Curitiba, the subtropical climate is similar to parts of the US and Europe, with frosts occurring in the winter months (July to August). And temperatures can fall below freezing. But summers are hot. Despite the popular image of the Amazon as a region of blistering heat, temperatures rarely rise above 32�C, and days are generally warm, wet and humid. The region has two seasons: a rainy season (November to May) and not-so-rainy season (June to October). Religion in Brazil Religion in Brazil is very diversified, although over seventy percent of the population declared being Roman Catholic. About ninety percent of Brazilians declare some sort of religion. * 74% of Brazilians (about 139 million) declared being followers of Roman Catholicism; * 15.4% (about 28 million) declared being followers of Protestantism; * 7.4% (about 12 million) consider themselves agnostics, atheists or having no religious affiliation; * 1.3% (about 2.2 million) are followers of Spiritism; * 0.3% are followers of African traditional religions such as Candombl� and Umbanda; * 1.7% are members of other religions. Among the field of "other religions" were Buddhists (415,000), Jewish people (300,000), and Muslims (27,000). In the same field were those who practice a mixture of different religions, such as Catholicism, Candombl�, and indigenous American religions. Brasilia The federal capital of Brazil is a new city of approximately 1 million people. ...read more.

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States or departments in four nations bear the name Amazonas after it. The Amazon represents over half of the planet's remaining rainforests and comprises the largest and most species-rich tract of tropical rainforest in the world. Sports Football is the most popular sport in Brazil. The Brazilian national football team is currently ranked second in the world according to the FIFA World Rankings. They have been victorious in the World Cup tournament a record five times, in 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002. Basketball, volleyball, auto racing, and martial arts also attract large audiences. Though not as regularly followed or practiced as the previously mentioned sports, tennis, team handball, swimming, and gymnastics have found a growing number of enthusiasts over the last decades. Some sport variations have their origins in Brazil. In martial arts, Brazilians have developed Capoeira, which is a fighting sport, but it is also like a dance. This was made by the Brazilians, when it was a colony of Portugal and they were not allowed to learn any fighting sports. So they thought if it is a fighting sports which looks like dancing, it might be ok. Carnival Carnaval, is an annual celebration in Brazil, held forty days before Easter and marking the start of Lent. Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is known worldwide for the parades with sambas in and is one of the world's major tourist attractions. In other regions such as Bahia and Pernambuco (and throughout Brazil), Carnival takes on a unique regional flavor. Carnival celebrations in Brazil feature locally-originating traditions and music ...read more.

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