BRAZIL FACTS FOR KIDS
Brazil is the largest country in South America, taking up about half of the continent. The name Brazil refers to a type of tree called Brazil wood. It is the only country to be named after a tree.
Brazil QUICK FACTS
OFFICIAL NAME: FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF BRAZIL
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: PORTUGESE
CONTINENT: SOUTH AMERICA
MAJOR RIVERS: AMAZON RIVER, PARANA RIVER
MAJOR CITIES: SAU PAULO, RIO DE JANEIRO, SALVADOR, MANAUS
NATIONAL BIRD: RUFOUS BELLIED THRUSH
NATIONAL TREE: PAU BRASIL
NATIONAL FLOWER: FLOWER OF GOLDEN TRUMPET TREE
NATIONAL FRUIT: CUPUACU
Brazil GEOGRAPHY AND CLIMATE
Brazil is the largest country in South America and 5th largest in the world. Brazil’s landscape is very varied. It encompasses a wide range of tropical and subtropical landscape. This includes savannas, wetlands, plateaus, low mountains, dry grasslands and coastal plains.
The climate is equatorial and tropical. Northern and central Brazil receives frequent rainfall and experiences high temperatures. Southern Brazil experiences humid and sub tropical climate.
Brazil PEOPLE AND CULTURE
Some thousands of years ago the first inhabitants of Brazil are the native indigenous people, meaning the first People who lived in any region. Today, there are about 305 tribal groups living in the Amazon rain forest region. Urban Brazil’s people, culture and cuisine is largely made up of immigrant from countries such as Italy, Japan, Syria, Germany, Korea, Lebanon and China. So the Brazilian culture is together formed by Portuguese colonizers, indigenous natives and Africans.
All flags say something about the nation. Here is what the Brazilian flag has to say. The green color stands for extensive flora and fauna. The yellow diamond (rhombus) depicts the wealth of the nation that includes the gold reserves. The blue disc has 27 stars representing the Brazilian states and federal district. The disc is spanned by a curved ban, inscribed with the national motto “ordem e progresso”, means order and progress.
Brazil FLORA AND FAUNA
Breathtaking, full of surprises and mysterious, the Amazon rain forest is home to 55,000 plant species, 3000 types of fish, 1300 types of bird species, 689 species of mammals and a stunning 2.5 million types of insects. Some of the tress found in the Amazon forest is Brazil nut trees, Brazil wood, myriad palms, kapok-bearing ceiba trees enlaced with vines and creepers, rosewood, cacao trees and the wild rubber trees. Some endangered plants found here are orchids, rafflesia, lobster claws, bromeliads, ecuadorean flower.
Brazil MOST POPULAR SPORT
Football is the most popular sport. It is the favorite pastime of youngsters playing football on the streets and indoor. They call the country “o pais do futebol” means the country of football. Brazil’s national football team has won five times in the FIFA world cup. Pele the most famous football player, who is considered the god of football, was born in Brazil. Apart from football, sports like tennis, martial arts, basketball and motor sports like formula one car racing earns popularity.
Brazil TOURIST ATTRACTION or Famous Monuments
Christ the Redeemer is a statue of Jesus Christ on top of Corcovado Mountain in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro. The statue is 30 mts tall, weighs 700 tones and is curved out of soapstone. The statue attracts 2 million visitors every year.
Carnival of Brazil is an annual Brazilian festival, held 40 days before Easter and held in the city of Rio de Janeiro. City’s top Samba dance schools compete with each other in the carnival. They are judged on how elaborate their floats and costumes are and as well their dance and music.
Sugarloaf mountain, Museum of art ,Sau Paulo, Ipanema beach, Ibirapuera park, Tijuca national park add to the list.
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