|B is for Brazil|
Brazil has everything from places to relax, to places to have a carnival. Brazil has tons of great places to go with your family to have a quality good time. Have you ever been to Brazil?
Brazil is a country that takes up over half of South America. Brazil has ten bordering countries which include: French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana, Venezuela, Columbia, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina, and Uruguay. The capital of Brazil is Brasilia, with an official language of Portuguese. The official name for Brazil is Republica Federativo do Brasil. Some of the largest cities in Brazil include Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Salvador.
On the other hand, Brazil is the largest country in South America. The world’s largest rainforest spreads across much of Northern Brazil. Most of Brazil has a warm to hot climate year round. The mountains, plateaus, and some coastal areas are cooler than the lowlands. Rain falls heavily in much of Brazil. The western Amazon region receives over 160 inches of rainfall a year.
|A beach in Rio de Janeiro where thousands of |
people are enjoying their day of relaxing
Source: World Book Encyclopedia
Lots of the education in Brazil is similar to that in America. Most of Brazil’s adults can read and write. Brazil has a free public elementary school system. By law, children from ages seven through fourteen must attend school, but the law is hard to enforce. Many children complete the required amount of school, then back out and start to work. A lot of areas in Brazil lack sufficient amounts of teachers and schools. Public high schools are free, but most of Brazil’s high schools are private and charge tuition. Brazil has about 65 colleges and universities. One of the most well-known colleges is in Rio de Janeiro.
Brazil is full of great things to do. They have a warm climate which makes it easy to relax in Brazil. School is a large part of Brazilian tradition. Brazil is a good place to go with your family to spend time together and to learn about the Brazilian culture.
Eakin, Marshall C. Brazil. 1997. Reprint. St. Martin’s, 1998.
Fetzer, Scott. “Brazil.” World Book “B” 2005 Edition Chicago: World Book Inc, 2005. 568-575.