Welcome to Brazil!

The Republica Federativa do Brasil (Federative Republic of Brazil) is the largest country in South America and borders 10 countries: Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Venezuela, Columbia, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina, and Uruguay. It is also the 5th largest and 6th most populated country in the world. Brazil is one of the most multicultural and ethnically diverse nations in the world.

Facts

Climate: Tropical

Population: 219 million people

Capital: Brasilia

Government: Democracy, Republic

Regions: 28 states and 8 union territories

Languages: Portuguese

Religion: Christians

Literacy: 91% can read and write

Currency: Centavos

Economy: World's largest producer of sugarcane, coffee and soybean

National Anthem: "Hino Nacional Brasileiro" (Brazilian National Anthem)

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Brazil has the 2nd longest river (Amazon River) and the largest tropical forest (Amazon Rainforest) in the world. It makes up 40% of South America and spreads across 9 countries. About 60% of the Amazon rainforest is in Brazil. It is estimated that 13% of Brazilians live in the Amazon.

The Amazon is home to over 40,000 plants (including 1,000 trees), 427 mammals, 1,294 birds, and 30 million people (including more than 220 indigenous tribes).

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  • 4 Letters from explorers
  • Expedition map
  • Language artifact
  • Food artifact
  • Culture artifact
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History

  • Pre 1500 - Thousands of small tribes settle
  • 1500 - Pedro Cabral claims Brazil for Portugal
  • 1532 - Portuguese first settlement
  • 1542 - Spanish first navigation of the Amazon River  
  • 1630 - Dutch establishes a colony
  • 17th - 19th century - Slaves arrives
  • 1807 - Napoleon and French invades Portugal
  • 1807 - Portuguese King flees to Brazil
  • 1815 - King makes Brazil a kingdom
  • 1822 - King's son becomes Emperor of Brazil
  • 1822 - Declares independence from Portugal
  • 1889 - Monarchy is overthrown
  • 1889 - Declares a republic

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