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Year 10 Geography. Countries of the developing World South America Brazil. BRAZIL. What is the National Flag?.
What is the National Flag?
The green ‘field’ of the flag is occupied by a yellow rhombus. In the centre of this yellow shape is a blue circle with the motto “Ordem e Progresso” (translated to “Order and Progress” in English) across it and 27 white five-pointed stars. This represents the night sky over Rio de Janeiro, even in terms of the individual positioning of the stars. Each star represents a specific state, of which there are precisely 27. In fact, because six new states were added to the country, the flag had to be revised and the new 27-star flag was released in 1992. In this newer version, the stars were also rearranged slightly so that they were accurate in terms of their astrological coordinates.
What is the national currency?
What is it’s Capital ?
Does it belong to the United Nations ?
Brazil is a founding member of the United Nations and participates in all of its specialized agencies. Brazil is among the top twenty contributors to United Nations peacekeeping operations and has participated in peacekeeping efforts in the Middle East
What type of government does it have?
Does it have a colonial history with a European power?
the period from 1500, with the arrival of the Portuguese until 1815, when Brazil was elevated to a kingdom alongside Portugal as the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarve During the over 300 years of Brazilian colonial history, the economic exploration of the territory was based first on Brazilwood extraction, sugar production and finally on gold and diamond mining brazilwood extraction In contrast to the neighboring fragmented Spanish possessions, the Portuguese colony, built up by the Portuguese in Latin America, kept its territorial unity and linguistic integrity after independence, giving rise to the largest country in the region.
If so when did it gain it’s independence ?
Has it been politically stable? What effects has this had on the countries political and social development?
Main population centres
What is the countries gross national product
Services, industry and agriculture make up the majority of its annual GDP
GDP is 2.253 trillion USD (2012)
School is compulsory between the ages of 7 to 14, but rarely enforced. There is a high rate of illiteracy
Does the country have a tourist industry
Tourism is becoming a major industry in Brazil. The country will host the world cup in 2014 and Olympic games in 2016
Poverty is well above average for a middle income country.
55% population is white
38% population is mestizo
Largest religious group Roman Catholic
Brazil is one of the leading nations on climate negotiations.
Brazil has committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissons until 2020