Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Brazil :: essays research papers

Brazil LOCATION OF BRAZIL   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Brazil lies between thirty five degrees west longitude and seventy five degrees west longitude. Brazil also runs between five degrees north latitude and thirty five degrees south latitude. Brazil is located in mainly the eastern part of South America. This country sits in mostly the southern hemisphere of the world. Being completely on the west side of the world, Brazil is not all in the south side of the world. With the equator running through north Brazil, a small portion of Brazil, a small portion of Brazil is in the northern hemisphere. Brazil is bordered by a number of South American countries. Brazil borders Uruguay to the north; Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, and Peru to the east; Bogota to the southeast; Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana to the south; and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. PLACE OF BRAZIL   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  The landscape of Brazil is covered with plains, plateaus, and tropical grasslands. The plains has a fertile ribbon of lowlands, about ten through thirty miles wide which are along the country's coastline. Behind the plains sits a huge interior plateau that runs steeply near the lowlands in front of it. This drop forms an escarpment, steep cliff that separates two level areas. In Brazil there is much poverty. People make a living there by subsistence farming. Even though they do farming subsistintly, they use much advanced farming there. Aside from farming there is much more to there culture. People there are involved a lot in astronomy and mathematics. Architecture is another way of living there. This used not only as a money making job, but private uses also. HUMAN ENVIRONMENT INTERACTION OF BRAZIL   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  In the 1500s, the Portuguese colonist built big sugar plantations along the fertile coastal plain and port cities to ship crops to Europe. Brazilian government has been tearing desolate slums, called favelas, down in order to improve Brazilian cities. These favelas were replaced with public housing people could afford. In 1955, Brazil decided to build a new capital city, 600 miles inland, called Brasilia, in order to decrease the population of the former capital Rio de Janeiro. Between 1940s and 1950s, Brazil's government built the country's first steel mill and oil refinery. The government also built it's firs series of dams to produce hydroelectricity in order to run industries. During the 1970s Brazil began a large road-building project beginning at Brasilia. At the same time Brazil developed a fuel called ethanol from sugarcane, and were clearing the Amazon to plant crops there. MOVEMENT OF BRAZIL Brazil was inhabited by Portuguese colonist in 1500. Brazil's colonist brought over three hundred million African slaves to Brazil, to work on the

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