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Brazil, officially Portuguese República Federativa do Brasil, German Federal Republic of Brazil, federal state in South America, is the fifth largest country in the world and comprises the eastern half (47%) of the continent with (2018) 209.5 million residents; The capital is Brasília. According to COUNTRYAAH, Brazil is a nation in South America, the capital city of which is Brasilia. The latest population of Brazil is 212,559,428. TRANSPORTHINT: Lists and descriptions of main religions and beliefs in Brazil, including religion demographics and statistics on Christianity, Islam, Judaism, etc.

Brazil is a presidential federal republic in eastern South America with the capital Brasília. In the north, the vast, from is Amazon flowed through Amazon basin with the largest tropical rain forest on Earth. The climate is predominantly tropical, hot and humid. Brazil is the largest and most populous country on the subcontinent. The president occupies a strong position as head of state and government. The country is a melting pot of different ethnic groups. Almost half of the population are white, 43% are mixed descendants, for example from connections between Europeans and Africans or whites and Indians, 8% are black. The indigenous peoples live mainly in the Amazon region. The contrasts between the rich upper class of large landowners and entrepreneurs on the one hand and the poor rural and urban lower classes on the other hand harbor social explosives. As a result of the rural exodus, sprawling slums, the favelas, emerged in the big cities. The majority of Brazilians are Catholic, there are also Protestants and Afro-Brazilian religions. Due to the colonization by Portuguese, Portuguese is spoken in Brazil, in contrast to the rest of South America. The national sport of football determines the life and everyday life of the football-crazy Brazilians like only the world-famous carnival. From 1530 the country was colonized by the Portuguese. In 1822 it declared its independence and became an empire, in 1889 a republic. 1964–85 the military was in power. In 1988 a new democratic constitution was passed. Economically, Brazil is characterized by the highest degree of industrialization of all Latin American countries. The creation of new agricultural land through deforestation endangers the Amazon rainforest, which is important for the global climate. This approach is not effectively prevented by the government of right-wing populist President J. Bolsonaro . In terms of foreign policy, the emerging country is pursuing goals of economic cooperation within the framework of Mercosur and the BRICS countries.
Although Brazil is largely in the tropics, the north, northeast, mid-west, south-east and south differ greatly from one another from a climatic point of view.

The north with the Amazon lowlands as the central landscape has a tropical rainforest climate with temperatures around 27 ° C, annual precipitation of 2,000 mm to 4,000 mm and a humidity of up to 90% in the lowlands. A dry season can occur towards the coast, but here too the rainfall is sufficient for the growth of the tropical rainforest. In the Guiana Mountainsthere is a savannah climate with a dry season in winter, which is also typical for the mid-west, which is largely located in the Brazilian mountainous region. There the average daily minimum and maximum temperatures are 17 ° C and 28 ° C, respectively, and annual precipitation is only 1,600 mm. In the north-eastern coastal region south of the Amazon estuary, there is a tropical savanna climate. The temperatures are between 23 ° C and 30 ° C, the annual precipitation is 1,250 mm with a simple rainy season in autumn, but fall so irregularly that drought disasters occur again and again in large parts of the country, especially in the rain shadow of the mountains. In the coastal area around Salvador there, under the influence of inland blowing trade winds, an area with a tropical rainforest climate and corresponding vegetation. In the south-east there is already an annual temperature change (between 18 ° C and 27 ° C), with annual precipitation of 1,460 mm (dry season in winter); the climate is warm-temperate. The south has a subtropical, humid climate, which (with slightly higher temperatures) is similar to that of Central Europe. There is a seasonal climate with temperatures between 14 ° C and 23 ° C and occasional snowfalls; the annual precipitation here is 1,330 mm.

Sightseeing in Brazil

If you are traveling in Brazil, you should definitely see Rio de Janeiro. The city is the second largest in all of Brazil and is particularly known for its wonderful view from Corcovado. Rio de Janeiro was founded in the 16th century and was the capital of Brazil from the 18th century until 1960. Interesting… Read More »

Brazil History

Independence Day: September 07, 1822 Proclamation of the Republic: November 15, 1889 Head of state: Jair Messias Bolsonaro (from January 2019) Head of government: Jair Messias Bolsonaro (from January 2019) Political system: Presidential system Democracy Status Index (BTI): Rank 26 of 129 (2020) Corruption Index (CPI): Rank 106 of 180 (2019) History Johann Moritz Rugendas… Read More »

Brazil Politics and Human Rights

State reforms The structural aspects of politics in Brazil cannot be overlooked. The attempt to name important issues in the current political and social debate in Brazil will always be subjective. Due to numerous scandals and the inefficiency of state institutions, disenchantment with politics has also spread in Brazil. On the other hand, awareness of… Read More »

Domestic Politics in Brazil

Presidency At the end of 2018, the majority of eligible voters elected Jair Bolsonaro as President of the Republic. Bolsonaro, who until then had been an insignificant member of the Bundestag and without any notable success in the National Congress, became, after being circulated through various parties, the ultimate representative of an insignificant party (PSL).… Read More »

Brazil Foreign Policy

Important issues of Brazilian foreign policy in the Latin American context are economic integration within the framework of Mercosur, which originally went back to a gradual rapprochement between Brazil and Argentina since 1985 and was launched in 1995 with the involvement of the neighboring countries Paraguay and Uruguay. Bolivia, Chile, Peru Ecuador, Colombia Guyana and… Read More »

Brazil Macrosocial Structure

Regional cultures The northern region is formed by the states of Amazonas, Pará, Acre, Rondônia, Roraima, Amapá and Tocantins and is mostly in the Amazon basin. The two main cities of the Amazon are Manaus (capital of the Amazonas state) and Belém (capital of Parás). Numerous rivers irrigate this area, which is considered to be… Read More »

Brazil Economic Policy

Fishing industry In the 1990’s there was a major change of course in Brazilian economic policy. It stood in the context of a reorientation of political and social development ideas that took place in several Latin American countries. With the privatization of state-owned companies, the opening up to the world market and the dismantling of… Read More »

Brazil Economy & Development

Brazil Economy Estimated GDP: 2.056 billion US $ (2018, TWBank) Per capita income (purchasing power parity): 8,580 US $ (2018, TWBank) Human Development Rank (HDI): Rank 79 – 44.9 (2019) UNO Proportion of poverty (less than US $ 1.90 per day): 6.5% (2018, IBGE) Distribution of income (Gini coefficient): 53.90 (2020) Economic transformation: Rank 28… Read More »

German Organizations in Brazil

Numerous German institutions are represented in Brazil: the German Embassy in Brasília and the consulates in Porto Alegre, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Recife; the Goethe-Instituts in Brasilia, Salvador, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Curitiba and Porto Alegre, which are responsible for teaching the German language and providing information on current aspects of cultural,… Read More »

Brazil Society

Brazil Society Alphabetized adults: 93.4% (2019, IBGE) Major religions: Catholic 54%, Evangelical 24%, Other 22% Urban population: 86.8% (2019, IBGE) Life expectancy (female / male): 79.9 / 72.8 years (2019, IBGE) Gender Inequality Index (GII): Rank 89 (2018) Number of births: 1.77 children / woman (2019, IBGE) Population growth rate: 0.71% (2018, IBGE) Ethnic groups:… Read More »

Brazil Education and Religion

Education Education and training The Brazilian education system has three levels. School attendance is compulsory for the elementary school (Ensino Fundamental), which comprises 8 school years. After that there is a three-year secondary school (Ensino Médio) as the second level, which is a prerequisite for admission to the university. Admission to a university takes place… Read More »

TV and Film Production in Brazil

Television production has long since become one of the most important drivers of the Brazilian cultural industry. Television is indisputably the most important information and entertainment medium in Brazil. The media giant Rede Globo has dominated the entertainment industry for decades. The Brazilian telenovelas have meanwhile become an export hit. Due to the extraordinary popularity… Read More »

Brazil Culture

Johann Moritz Rugendas (1802-1858) Cultural identities The Brazilian company is originally a fusion of three major ethnic groups: the natives, Portuguese and Africans, who were brought to Brazil as slaves from around 1538 to 1850. In the 19th century, with the immigration of Europeans, especially to south and south-east Brazil, a culturally diverse society emerged.… Read More »

Brazil Everyday Life

Currency: Real (R $) Exchange rate: https://wechselkurse-euro.de/kurse/BRL-real-brasil Time zone: UTC-4 (Brasília) region / consider daylight saving time Country code (phone): 0055 / (+55) Climate (for capital): tropical International Airport (IATA): GRU-São Paulo; GIG- Rio de Janeiro; BSB- Brasília Practical advice Albert Eckhout (1610-1665), Brazilian fruits Entry and residence Tourists and work stays As a Western… Read More »

Travelling to Brazil

Travel, transportation and traffic Rio de Janeiro For several years now there have been efforts in Brazil to guide mass tourism, which is often environmentally damaging, into ecologically compatible and at the same time development-promoting channels. In all regions of Brazil, ecotourism development poles are being created in cooperation with the public sector, business and… Read More »

Brazil Overview

The Federative Republic of Brazil covers 47.3% of the area of the South American subcontinent and it is the fifth largest country in the world. Within Brazil, the distances are of continental proportions and its Atlantic coast is approximately 7400 km. Brazil Overview Official name: The Federal Republic of Brazil Area: 8,514,877 km² Residents: 212.2… Read More »

GMAT Test Centers in Brazil

GMAT Testing Locations We have found 7 GMAT test centres in Brazil. For specific test dates of 2019, please refer to the end of this page. #1. ENERGY TELECOM Rua Canuto de Aguiar, 1183 Meireles Fortaleza Ceará 60160-120 Brazil Phone: 55-85-3533-5800 Test Center Information Rua Canuto de Aguiar, 1183 – Meireles – Fortaleza/CE – Brasil CEP:… Read More »

TOEFL Test Centers in Brazil

The TOEFL iBT test is offered in this location. The list below shows testing regions, fees and dates as of February 15, 2019, but availability may change when you register. Fees are shown in US$ and are subject to change without notice. To find the most up-to-date list of available test centers (including addresses), dates and times, click the button… Read More »