Brazil was a colony owned by Pedro Alvares Cabral and Portuguese in the 1500s up until 1892 when they gain their independence. It is filled with many natural resources, such as iron ore, gold, oil, coffee, peanuts and timber. Brazil is identified with diversity and culture. The Brazilian people are classified as mestizos, descendants of Portuguese sailors and Native American and mulattoes, which are descendants of Portuguese and African slaves. The nation is also known for its beautiful tourist cities such Rio de Janiero, Amazon River and forest, the samba, and Brazilian nuts. Brazil is mainly recognized all around the globe for its football team, which has won the most world cups than any other country in the world, its women, who are one of the most desired models in the world, and the largest carnival festivity in the world.
Brazil is the largest country in South America with highlands in the south and the Amazon Rivers in the north and west. The area of the country is approximately 3,290,000 sq. mi. The Amazon Rivers contain most of the forest in Brazil, which are going extinct due to the amount of trees cut down each year. Brazil shares a border with every South American country except Chile and Ecuador. It is divided into 26 states and a federal district. Brazil contains states such as Rio de Janiero, Sao Paulo, Minas Gerais, Santa Catarina, Parana and the capital Brasilia. The climate is mostly tropical in the north but temperate in the South. The summer is from November to March and winter is from June to September.
Brazil is the fifth most populated country in the world. It is populated with 190 million people who mostly live in the south central regions. Most people live in urban areas. The indigenous Native American tribes, consisted mostly of the nomadic Tupi-Guarani Indians, live in the north and west region of Brazil. Brazilian society is profuse with people that migrated from Europe, Africa and Asia. The ethnic groups are African, Portuguese, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Middle Eastern descents and indigenous people. The dominant language in Brazil is Portuguese, which is spoken by nearly 100 percent of the population. Spanish, Creole, French, and English are other languages spoken by various people. Portuguese is also the written language and English has replaced French as the secondary written language. Brazil is a regional leader in science and technology. The people prefer to communicate verbally in person or over the phone but they also use postage mailing and the internet. People communicate with hugs and kisses. Closeness during a conversation is common and referring to someone with a title followed by their first name is a proper greeting etiquette. Cell phones are used with pre-paid call systems and not only used for communication between people, but also entertainment and security.
Family is a very important aspect in the Brazilian society. It is the center for social activities and economic assistance....