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Country facts brazil
[October 16, 2019 – 11:34 am]
Country facts brazil

Demonstrators hold a sign that reads in Portuguese Dilma out during a protest demanding the impeachment of Brazil s President Dilma Rousseff in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Aug. 16, 2015 Andre Penner—AP You can learn a lot about a country’s politics by looking closely at its corruption scandals. Who is investigating whom? What do the investigators really hope to achieve? And what do the investigations tell us about the country’s true balance of power? These five facts offer examples and answers. 1. Brazil Brazil’s so-called Car Wash corruption scandal, which appears on the verge of…

Brazil soccer facts
[October 6, 2019 – 11:27 am]
Brazil soccer facts

For a month, starting June 12th, Brazil will host 64 matches across the country. That’s the other side of the world from South Africa, but it’s close enough to the 2010 World Cup to bring back memories of giant stadiums finished in time, kelp vuvuzelas, the Diski dance, the macaraba (hand-cut, hand-painted hard hat), and flags flying from car windows. This time most of us will enjoy the games from the safety of our lounge. But nobody will forget the vuvuzelas. Or will they? 1. FIFA has banned vuvuzelas from the Brazilian World Cup. The incessant droning that FIFA claims ‘nearly…

fun facts of brazil
[September 16, 2019 – 10:36 am]
fun facts of brazil

The climate in Brazil is mostly tropical, but temperate in the south. A biome is a specific environment that s home to plants and animals suited for that place and climate. Brazil is home six biomes. The Amazon is the world s largest rainforest. Most of Brazilian wildlife is found in the Amazon. The Cerrado region is a vast tropical savanna. It is the largest savanna region in South America. In its wooded grasslands and shrubbery large mammals can be found, jaguars, maned wolves, and giant anteaters. The Caatinga is in the northeast of Brazil. It consist of dry lands and forest…

Brazil Nut Tree facts for kids
[August 27, 2019 – 10:14 am]
Brazil Nut Tree facts for kids

The Brazil nuts we know and love are the angular seeds contained within the fruit structure. Some of the larger fruits can contain up to 24 nuts. The fruit is produced almost exclusively from wild trees in pristine forests. Brazil nuts have been harvested from plantations but production is low and currently not economically viable. This is among the largest of the Amazon rainforest trees and can live for more than 500 years. The leaves of the Brazil nut only grow at the ends of branches. Where it grows This plant is an emergent, meaning it opportunistically exploits any available…

carnival brazil facts
[August 7, 2019 – 09:37 am]
carnival brazil facts

The Beija-Flor samba school parades during the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro on Feb. 17, 2015. Ricardo Moraes—Reuters Rio de Janeiro’s carnival, which will be celebrated this weekend, is the biggest in the world. Here are 12 facts that you never knew about it: Its origins can be traced back to the 18th century. Introduced by Portuguese immigrants to Brazil and called the Entrudo, it was celebrated by lively crowds who threw lime-scented water at each another. It was mainly enjoyed by working people, whose costumes would mock the clothes and mannerisms of the rich. Carnival begins…

cia world factbook brazil
[June 28, 2019 – 09:02 am]
cia world factbook brazil

The figure of the total population of each country is drawn from the global estimates listed in the CIA World Factbook , unless otherwise stated. Statistics describing the country’s linguistic, religious and ethnic demographics are based on its most recent national census. However, if these statistics are out-dated, unavailable, unreliable, or the country’s statistical department does not formally gather information on the categories listed, the Cultural Atlas substitutes the most recent global estimates cited in the CIA World Factbook . The number of Australian residents that…

Brazil animals facts for kids
[June 8, 2019 – 08:03 am]
Brazil animals facts for kids

A relative of the rhinoceros, the Brazilian tapir, or lowland tapir, is one of four species of tapir. Inhabiting the rain forests of South America, Brazilian tapirs live near water and are capable swimmers and divers. In fact, they sometimes run to the water to escape predators. Splayed toes, four on each front foot and three on each hind foot, help the tapir successfully navigate through soggy ground. Weighing between 150-250 kg (330-550 lb.), Brazilian tapirs measure around 2 m (6 ft.) in length. Adult Brazilian tapirs have brown coats that vary in shade, with darker hair…

Christ the Redeemer Statue brazil facts
[May 9, 2019 – 06:37 am]
Christ the Redeemer Statue brazil facts

Christ the Redeemer is the largest art deco statue in the world. It is 98 feet tall (not including the 26 foot pedestal), and the arms stretch to 92 feet wide. The statue weighs approximately 635 tonnes. Christ the Redeemer is located in the Tijuca Forest National Forest, at the top of the Corcovado Mountain. The statue is considered an icon of Rio de Janeiro and Brazil. Christ the Redeemer is the 5th largest statue of Jesus. The first suggestion to build a large religious monument was made in the 1850s by a Catholic priest names Pedro Maria Boss. The request for financing wasn…

Brazil football facts
[March 20, 2019 – 02:23 am]
Brazil football facts

Football is the most popular sport in the country, and is well respected and loved by the locals. In fact, some employees are even given time off to watch important World Cup™ matches when Brazil is playing. Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho or Estádio do Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. The national team has been nicknamed Canarinho and Verde-Amarela, in reference to the green and yellow colour scheme of the team. The Brazilian Football Confederation manages and administers the team. Football did not originate in Brazil, though, and was only introduced to the local people by…

brazil world factbook
[February 8, 2019 – 02:19 am]
brazil world factbook

The Factbook is considered to be an online reference work, and you are citing an entry. The format for in text citations is based on how the source is cited in the References. It must match the first two elements of the reference entry. The reference entry is: Author, A. (year). Entry. In E. Editor (Ed.), Title of reference work . Retrieved from URL For the Factbook, citing the section on Brazil, it would look like this in the reference list: Central Intelligence Agency. (2016). Brazil. In The world factbook . Retrieved from https:// and like this in the text: (Central Intelligence…

Brazil pull factors
[October 31, 2018 – 02:12 am]
Brazil pull factors

The earliest examples of modern Lebanese migration date to the 1850s with Anthonius al-Bishalani, who migrated to the United States. However, scholars consider the 1880s to be the beginning of a larger migration phenomenon. A few decades after al-Bishalani set foot in America, Michel Chiha asserted that “we could not be able to live without emigration, but if emigration became too vast, it would be the end of us.”After five waves of emigration, Lebanon today faces just such a dilemma. The First Wave: 1880-1914 According to Charles Issawi, migration from Lebanon to the New World…

wildlife in brazil facts
[August 10, 2018 – 11:49 pm]
wildlife in brazil facts

Brazil is immense in size - it enchants with natural beauty, the people are energetic and friendly and its unique mix of Portuguese and African influences makes for something truly exiting. The very best of this captivating destination, in our opinion, is its sun-kissed beaches and the wildlife of the Pantanal. Rio de Janeiro is truly legendary as one of those have-to-visit cities of the world, known for its infamous favelas, glitzy carnival and legendary beaches. Developed from colonial times with a rich architectural history, natural scenery and iconic sights, such as the…

Sao Paulo brazil facts
[July 31, 2018 – 10:35 pm]
Sao Paulo brazil facts

5. São Paulo lies on a hilly plateau some 2, 700 feet (820 m) above sea level therefore temperatures are a little milder than lower areas with the average temperature ranging between 60-70 degree Fahrenheit. 6. Facts about Sao Paulo - In 1997 the city of São PauloRodízio de veículosin a way to combat the increasing congestion and pollution in the city. The system works in that owners of vehicles are exempt from entering the city 1 day per week from the hours of 7-10am and 5-8pm monday to friday. It is all controlled through the registration plate of the vehicle and entering…

Brazil history facts for kids
[July 1, 2018 – 10:07 pm]
Brazil history facts for kids

Because Brazil is south of the equator, its seasons are opposite ours. When it’s summer in the United States, it’s winter in Brazil – and vice versa. Imagine going to the beach for Christmas! Sao Paulo and de Janeiro are the largest cities in Brazil. More than 43 percent of the people in Brazil live here. The Amazon River runs through Brazil, creating a vast rainforest. Brazil also has grassy flatlands, called pampas, wetlands and coastal plains. Brazil has more varied animal life than any other country in the world. There are 600 mammal species, 1, 600 bird species, 1…

Slums in brazil facts
[June 21, 2018 – 09:52 pm]
Slums in brazil facts

URBANISM Favelas are places increasingly recognized by planners and architects for their: Low-rise, high density development Pedestrian orientation High use of bicycles & public transportation Mixed use (homes above shops) Residence close to workplace Organic architecture (architecture evolves according to need) New urbanism Collective action Intricate solidarity networks Vibrant cultural production NUMBERS In the city of Rio, close to 1.5 million people – around 23-24% of the population – live in favelas. That’s comparable to the percentage living in affordable housing…