Brazil. By Kate Goodwin. Maps. Map of Continent. Map of Brazil. Flag. The official flag of Brazil was adopted on November 19 th 1989. Brazil is in the Southern hemisphere and the Western Hemisphere. Where?. Brazil is located in South America. Brazil in on the South American plate.
By Kate Goodwin
Map of Continent
Map of Brazil
Capital is Brasilia.
Major cities are:
San Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Belo Horizonte, Recife, Porto Alegre.
8 515 767 km2.
In Brazil there are lots of different landforms. There are rivers like the Amazon River. Rain forests, jungles, hills and mountains and fields and volcanoes . On the border of Brazil is a waterfall called Iguacu Falls.
Brazil produces cacao, citrus fruit, coffee, cotton, lumber, sugar, tobacco, soybeans, wheat, rice and corn.
Brazil has deposits of gold and precious stones.
It has iron and other metal ores.
But it has very little oil to turn into gasoline fuel. Instead of buying oil from other countries. Brazil turns sugarcane plants into alcohol to use as fuel.
The population in brazil is 205 716 890 in 2012.
In 1945, Brazil became a founding member of the United Nations. During the 1950s, Brazil grew rapidly. Power plants were built, factories were started. In 1957, a nuclear reactor began operating in São Paulo. In 1960, the government moved to Brasilia, the capital city. Then in 1964, military leaders took power in Brazil. They made their own laws and grew rich. The Brazilian people lost many of their rights and grew poor. But, in 1985, there was a change, a civilian president was elected. The people gained more power. In 1988, a new Constitution became law. It guarantees more rights for all Brazilians.
In the Sao Paolo regend from 1835-1837, fist non-royal to hold the position alone.