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Case Study Brazil Geography Brazil takes up most of the eastern part of the South American continent and is the largest country in South America, and also has various islands that belong to it in the Atlantic Ocean. The only countries in the world that are larger are Russia, Canada, China, and the United States. The Brazilian territory extends 4,395 kilometers from north to south and 4,319 kilometers from east to west. It covers four time zones, the western part of Brazil has a similar time zone to the west coast in the Untied States. The time zone of the capital Bras�lia and the most populated part of Brazil along the east coast is two hours ahead of Eastern Standard time, the only time it is not the same is from October to February. The Atlantic islands are in the eastern time zone. Climate In Brazil 90 percent of the country is in the tropical zone, the climate of Brazil changes a lot and has two extremes from the mostly tropical Northern part of South America to the southern part of South America where it is subtropical. ...read more.


As a result of the decline in mortality rate and continued high fertility rate during the 1950s and 1960s, the average growth rate was about 3 percent per year. A decrease in total fertility rate in the 1970's caused the growth rate to drop to 2.5 percent and 1.9 percent in the 1980s. Average population density in Brazil in 1994 was 18.5 inhabitants per square kilometer. There was a wide variation between the densely populated Southeast and South, and the sparsely North and Center West, however the Northeast was only moderately populated. Health Care and History The healthcare service varies in according to which city and district, and organization is normally terrible and reports of long queues are frequent. Municipal hospitals are widely available, which provide free treatment including emergency services to everyone. With the more stable economy, medical plans have improved, and private pension plans are now available. Tourism Brazil contains many natural wonders like the Amazon, the wildlife-wetlands, 8,850 kilometers of Atlantic coastline, including 3,200 kilometers of white sand beaches in the Northeast from S�o Lu�s in the north to the Bahia Basin in the south and the waterfalls at Foz do Igua�u. ...read more.


Brazil is also one of the largest exporters of guavas, lemons, mangoes, passion fruit, tangerines, and tobacco. The growth in export crops allowed Brazil to become one of the world's largest soybean producers and to allow change with other countries. It also allowed the trade of sugarcane alcohol for imported oil. Conclusion While working on this case study I came across many interesting facts that I did not know about and this helped me understand more about the country. My first impression of Brazil before completing this project was that it was a very poor country and that it mostly contained rainforest's. Having read a lot about the country and its historical facts, I changed my opinion and decided that it probably is not such a bad place to live. What shocked me the most about this country was its population and the predictions that were given for 2010 and 2020, if this is to be true then we can expect to see a lot more global demand for resources and other products. ...read more.

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