Brazil is a country the size of
a continent, with an area of 8,514,877 square km.
Situated in South America it is the largest country in the southern
the Atlantic Ocean on its east coast. Brazil shares its
borders with Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, and Columbian
in the west.
in the south.
and French Guyana in the North.
language is Portuguese, and it's roughly 198 million inhabitants
make it the sixth most populous country in the world.
Population is characterised by its great ethnic and cultural
diversity. Music with Samba undertones and flare, and activities
like Capoeira, a dance interpreted martial art. When most people
think of Brazil they think of Carnival. This is without doubt
the most famous of all Brazilian celebrations, it was probably
introduced into the country in the 17th Century, but the first
fancy dress was documented in 1820 in Rio de Janeiro and its
popularity has spread it throughout the country, it officially
takes place the four days preceding Ash Wednesday.
Brazil is world famous for
its natural beauty, but is also becoming one of the world’s
most powerful economies due to the size and strength of its
industries and agriculture, and numerous resource reserves.
Between 15 and 20 percent of the earth's biological diversity
is found in Brazil, and it's estimated that from a world total
of 250,00 plant species 55,000 can be found in Brazil, as can
the world's greatest variety of primates, amphibians and vertebrates.The
Federal republic of Brazil comprises of 26 states, 1 federal
district, and 5,561 municipalities, and it has a presidential
Running the executive body is the President of the republic,
he has a four year mandate, with the right to be re-elected.
He has Executive power over the municipalities, who are run
individually by the mayors (prefeitos).