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Brazil in the World. 8.514.876,599 km2. General Aspects. Brazil is the biggest country in Latin America and covers almost the half of Latin American (47.3%) Shape of east contour is in conformity of the concave curve of West Africa; Brazil has its frontier with ten countries;

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brazil in the world

Brazil in the World

8.514.876,599 km2


General Aspects

  • Brazil is the biggest country in Latin America and covers almost the half of Latin American (47.3%)
  • Shape of east contour is in conformity of the concave curve of West Africa;
  • Brazil has its frontier with ten countries;
  • The Atlantic Ocean extends for all its east coast.
  • Republic since 1889
  • Under military governance From 1964 to 1986


entertainment x multicultural
Entertainment X Multicultural
  • It is Carnival, the party in that, under masks and customs, the Brazilian is revealed in his essence: cheerful, creative, musical and irreverent.
  • More than just entertainment, Carnival has its own industry, where more than 70.000 people work, only in Rio de Janeiro.

There is 21 years was born in the Maciel-Pelourinho the Block Afro Olodum. One of the more explosive expressions of the culture afro Bahian. The Block Afro Olodum was a creator of you fear magnificent and controversial, inspired and inspiradores, educational and cultural. You fear that did history and stayed in the memory of the culture of the Carnival of the Bahia

numbers of brazil
Numbers of Brazil

Population: 182.761.391

We have 5.560 cities

Money: Real 1 EU$ = 3,60 R$

26 states + Capital Brasilia

Gross Domestic Product

1.372 million (2002)

Brazil has 8.000 km of

Atlantic Ocean Coast

brazil s agriculture will grow 13 in 2005
Brazil’s agriculture will grow 13% in 2005*







*Source: VEJA, February

sugar cane
  • Brasil is the greatest producer of sugar-cane in the world.

Mainly products:

  • Sugar
  • Alcohol:
  • Flammable;
  • Beverages;
  • Chemical sectors;
  • Druggists;
  • Cleaning products
  • Generation of energy

South Common Market

  • Since 1991
  • Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay. Bolivia and Chile are not members, only participants.
alca america free trade area
ALCA - America Free Trade Area
  • Projected to be established in 2005
  • All countries of Americas (except Cuba) and Caribbean
  • Only economy interested
  • Agribusiness is the most difficult issue
main commercial partners
Main Commercial Partners
  • United States
  • Germany
  • Argentina
  • China
  • Japan
  • Netherlands
  • French
  • United Kingdom


  • Steel derived products
  • Transport equipments
  • Minerals
  • Footwear
  • Fabrics
  • Coffee
  • Soybean
  • Meats
  • Mineral products
  • Petroleum
  • Machinery
  • Appliances
  • Chemical products
the metropolitan region of s o paulo has 16 7 of unemployed
The metropolitan region of São Paulo has 16.7% of unemployed
  • The metropolitan region of São Paulo has 1.66 million unemployment people, within the Economic Active.
  • Sectors Economic Active People
  • 53% Commerce and services
  • 23% Agriculture and fishing
  • 21% Industry
  • 3% Other occupations


huge but poor
Huge, but poor
  • Brazil used to be 8th biggest economy in the 70´s, today is still the 14th, but is the one of the biggest in the difference between rich and poor. About 50 million people live with less than 1 US$ a day.
the difference between poor and rich decreases
The difference between poor and rich decreases*
  • The gap between the 40% poorest and the 10% richest has diminished, now its only 17 times.
  • The richest earns 9.4% less and the poorest 3% less.

*Source: VEJA, February

  • One of the main reasons of the critical unequal situation is the poor level of education.
  • Only 9% of the people between 18 and 24 years old is in the University, and about 18% of all, is illiterate.

The Favela (slum) of Rocinha

is located in the neighborhoods of Gavea and Sao Conrado in Rio de Janeiro. This is the largest favela in Latin America, with over 200,000 inhabitants living in an area of less 743 square meters


The Brazilian Landless Workers Movement is the largest social movement in Latin America and one of the most successful grassroots movements in the world.


The expectative is to settle about 115 thousand families this year.

There is about 4 million families landless

Large estate owners (2.8%) owns about 56.7% of Brazil’s lands

american missionary doroty stang is murdered for r 50 000 00
American Missionary, Doroty Stang, is murdered for R$50,000.00
  • Doroty Stang was a member of the Congregation of Notredame Sisters, and for the last 20 years one of the biggest leaders in the defense of Human Rights, against slavery and

Source: VEJA, February

  • Brazil has the biggest rain forest in the world, Amazonia. However, international wood sellers and cattle raising, have been devastating a total unique place like that, with unknown amount of undiscovered nature.



where are we going
Where are we going?
  • Brazil is working hard to get a better and solid economy. The investments in Education, Health and industry affairs are way low than needed.
  • The world is a web, and Brazil will stand up only when holding everyone arms.