Gotta love #rhodeisland . The biggest #joke in the #smallest#geography . The people in power in this state are so diluted to reality they think this is acceptable. Have some pride in your state. Have some pride in your constituency. Disgusted by the state of affairs in this beautiful state. #merrychristmas
When you think of Brazil, what do you think of? Brightly colored birds, like those in the animated movie Rio? Or maybe you think of tropical rainforests, street carnivals or white sand beaches? Brazil has all those things and much more. Brazil is the largest country in South America, and the fifth largest country in the world. Its coastline stretches 4,500 miles along the Atlantic Ocean. It borders every South American country except Ecuador and Chile.
Because Brazil is south of the equator, its seasons are opposite ours. When it’s summer in the United States, it’s winter in Brazil – and vice versa. Imagine going to the beach for Christmas! Sao Paulo and de Janeiro are the largest cities in Brazil. More than 43 percent of the people in Brazil live here.
The Amazon River runs through Brazil, creating a vast rainforest. Brazil also has grassy flatlands, called pampas, wetlands and coastal plains. Brazil has more varied animal life than any other country in the world. There are 600 mammal species, 1,600 bird species, 1,500 fish species, and over 100,000 different types of insects. Wow! That’s a lot of bugs!
In the Pantanal, a huge wetland, live huge anaconda snakes and giant relatives of the guinea pig, the capybaras. Watch out for caimans and alligators too. Most of the rainforests in Brazil have been destroyed to make room for houses and farming. The government has made laws to protect the remaining rainforests.
When Spanish explorers arrived in Brazil in the 1500s, there were over 30 million native people, or Amerindians. Today, there are less than 300,000. Portugal claimed Brazil in 1530. Brazil remained a sovereign nation until 1888, when it gained its freedom. The Portuguese brought slaves from Africa to work on the huge sugar plantations and to mine for diamonds and gold.
184,184,000 people live in Brazil.
Brazil has 3,300,169 square miles of land. Portuguese is the language in Brazil most people speak. Although people also speak German, Italian and English.
The Roman Catholic Church is the largest church in Brazil. Many people have converted to Mormonism in recent years.
People in Brazil can expect to live for 69 years.
Located in Central Africa with an area smaller than that of Belgium is the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, which is the only sovereign state in Africa to have Spanish as an official language.🇪🇸The country consists of two parts, the insular region which is made up of the islands of Bioko and Annobón, and the mainland region which is where the city of Bata and the planned capital of Oyala are located.🏗