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Year 2 – All About Brazil!

 

 

Brazilian National Flag

 

In our Topic lesson this week we are finding out about Brazil.

 

Look at the information about Brazil and then answer the questions below.

 

Brazil facts

OFFICIAL NAME: Federal Republic of Brazil
FORM OF GOVERNMENT: Democratic federal republic
CAPITAL: Brasilia
POPULATION: 183,888,841
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: Portuguese
MONEY: Real
AREA: 3,286,470 square miles (8,511,965 square kilometers)
MAJOR MOUNTAIN RANGES: Serra do Mar, Serra do Espinhaço
MAJOR RIVERS: Amazon, São Francisco, Paraná, Tocantin
FLAG:Brazil facts

 

Brazil facts

Brazil is the largest country in South America and the fifth largest nation in the world. It forms an enormous triangle on the eastern side of the continent with a 7,400km coastline along the Atlantic Ocean. It has borders with every South American country except Chile and Ecuador.

The Brazilian landscape is very varied. It is most well known for its dense forests, including the Amazon, the world’s largest rainforest, in the north. But there are also dry grasslands (called pampas), rugged hills, pine forests, sprawling wetlands, immense plateaus (areas of level high ground) and a long coastal plain.

Northern Brazil is dominated by the Amazon River and the jungles that surround it. The Amazon is not one river but a network of many hundreds of waterways. Its total length stretches 6,840km, making it the longest river on Earth. Thousands of species live in the river, including the infamous piranha and the boto, or pink river dolphin.

 

Southeastern Brazil was once completely covered with dense forest. Now it is the country’s industrial capital, home to Brazil’s biggest cities: São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. It covers only 11 percent of the country but 43 percent of the country’s population lives there.

Brazilian people & culture

Brazilians are football crazy, and their country has produced some of the most popular players in the world! Brazil has won the FIFA World Cup finals five times, more than any other nation.

Brazil is also home to the world’s largest carnival – Rio Carnival! Each year, in the days leading up to Lent, around 2 million people take to the streets of Rio de Janeiro to enjoy music, dancing, elaborate costumes and parades.

Brazil’s wildlife & nature

Brazil has the greatest variety of animals of any country in the world. It is home to 600 mammal species1,500 fish species1,600 bird species and an amazing 100,000 different types of insects. Brazil’s jungles are home to most of its animal life, but many unique species also live in the pampas and semidesert regions.

In the central-western part of Brazil sits a flat, swampy area called the Pantanal. This patchwork of flooded lagoons and small islands is the world’s largest wetland. Here live giant anacondas, huge guinea pig relatives called capybaras, and fierce South American alligators called caimans.

Brazil facts

1. What is the capital city of Brazil?

2.How many large rivers are there in Brazil?

3.What is special about the Amazon Rainforest?

4.What can be found in the Amazon River?

5.Explain what happens at the Rio carnival.

6.Does Brazil have a good football team?  Explain how you know.

12 thoughts on “Year 2 – All About Brazil!

  1. What is the Capital of Brazil? It is Brazil.
    2.How many large rivers are there in Brizal?alots of little rivers make a big river called amizan

    From rasan and benai

  2. The capital city of Brazil is Pantanal
    The large rivers in Brazil is Parana.
    Special in the amzom rainforest there is lots of rain and they can dr8nk

  3. Brazil

    The Capital city is Pantanal.
    They have 43 rivers in Brazil.
    They have a lot of un discorverd creatures in the Amazon rainforest and in Amazon river.Dolphiins and Paranas are in the Amazon River and they eat fish

  4. Brazil’s city 🌃 is is pantanal
    There are 43 rivers
    The special thing is there is 1500 fish 🐠 🐟 and 1600 🦅 and 100000 🐞 and 600 mammals
    There are paranas and dolfins

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