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Facts About Brazil for kids
[September 24, 2017 – 11:02 am]
Facts About Brazil for kids

Where does the name ‘Brazil’ come from? The word brasil means “red like an ember” from the Portuguese brazil wood tree with its orange-red heartwood used to make bows for stringed instruments. That’s cool. Nature in Brazil Brazil is the largest country in South America, and the fifth largest nation in the world. It has borders with every South American country except Chile and Ecuador and is nice and tropical. Good for a tropical holiday! It is most well-known for the Amazon, the world’s largest jungle. But besides this jungle is also has dry grasslands, called pampas, rugged…

Random facts About Brazil
[April 11, 2017 – 10:33 am]
Random facts About Brazil

Brazil has one of the fastest growing economies. It has an annual growth rate of 5%. The country has the ninth highest number of billionaires in the world. It also stands tenth highest in the list of vehicle owners in the world. #7: Hydroelectricity Brazil is one of the leading producers of hydroelectric power. The country is totally energy independent since the year 2006. It was importing 75% of its energy needs in the form of oil. #8: Rain Forests Brazil has 60% of the rainforests that make up the Amazon rain forests. It also constitutes the world’s 25% of the rain forests…

facts About Brazil rio de janeiro
[March 21, 2017 – 10:28 am]
facts About Brazil rio de janeiro

IOC President Jacques Rogge opens the envelope announcing that Rio de Janeiro has won the bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games on October 2, 2009 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Charles Dharapak-Pool/Getty Images Rio de Janeiro is the capital city of the state of Rio de Janeiro and is the second largest city in the South American country of Brazil. Rio as the city is commonly abbreviated is also the third largest metropolitan area in Brazil. It is considered one of the main tourist destinations in the Southern Hemisphere and is famous for its beaches, Carnaval celebration and…

Facts About Christmas in Brazil
[July 13, 2017 – 07:30 am]
Facts About Christmas in Brazil

Christmas plays called Os Pastores (The Shepherds), like the plays in Mexico, are also popular. In the Brazilian versions of the play, there s also traditionally a shepherdess and also a woman who tries to steal the baby Jesus! Most people, especially Catholics, will go to a Midnight Mass service or Missa do Galo (Mass of the Roster). The mass normally finishes about 1.00am. On Christmas day, people might go to church again, but this time the services are often in the afternoon. After the Missa do Gallo there are often big firework displays and in big towns and cities there…

About Brazil food
[May 20, 2017 – 09:10 am]
About Brazil food

Back in 2005, Greenpeace bestowed its “Golden Chainsaw” award to a man named Blairo Maggi, whose family company is the world’s largest producer of soy. At the time he was also governor of the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso. In two years as governor, a Greenpeace campaigner said, Maggi had turned Mato Grosso into the “state champion of deforestation, ” responsible for almost half of the total forest loss in the entire Brazilian Amazon. Brazil was then losing six football fields a minute of forest as it was slashed and burned and turned into pasture and also cropland, including…

Facts About Brasilia, Brazil
[July 10, 2017 – 02:03 pm]
Facts About Brasilia, Brazil

Facts about Brasília - Take a quick read of the 11 interesting and fun facts about Brasília the capital city of Brazil. Although Brasília is the capital of Brazil its not as famous as some of the other coast cities in the country such as Rio de Janeiro or São Paulo. But Brasília although has a short history its a fascinating city too. So lets have a look as some interesting facts about the Capital City of Brazil. 1. Brasília was founded on the 21st April 1960. 2. Brasília was built in and amazing 41 months, from 1956 to April 21, 1960 it inauguration date. 3. If you look at…