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  Brazil - MSN Encarta
It is the largest country in South America, occupying almost half of the continent and extending from north of the equator to south of the Tropic of Capricorn.
Brazil is now one of the most industrialized nations in South America, with a rapidly modernizing economy and a largely urban population.
The highlands separate Brazil’s inland regions from a narrow coastal plain that stretches from Ceará in the Northeast to the Uruguayan border in the South.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761554342/Brazil.html   (2234 words)

 Brazil. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Brazil’s vast territory covers a great variety of land and climate, for although Brazil is mainly in the tropics (it is crossed by the equator in the north and by the Tropic of Capricorn in the south), the southern part of the great central upland is cool and yields the produce of temperate lands.
The rain forests of the Amazon River basin occupy all the north and north central portions of Brazil.
Brazil drew little benefit from either; far more important were the rise of postwar discontent in the military and beginnings of the large-scale European immigration that was to make SE Brazil the economic heart of the nation.
www.bartleby.com /65/br/Brazil.html   (3550 words)

 Brazil at AllExperts
Brazil has the world's second largest Christian population (151 million, behind that of the United States), and also is the world's largest Roman Catholic-majority nation in terms of both number of adherents and land mass --- a strong cultural legacy left behind by the Roman Catholic Portuguese colonists.
Brazil is characterised by the extensive low-lying Amazon Rainforest in the north and a more open terrain of hills and low mountains to the south — home to most of the Brazilian population and its agricultural base.
Brazil's population is mostly concentrated along the coast, with a lower population density in the interior.
en.allexperts.com /e/b/br/brazil.htm   (4641 words)

 Political Map of Peru, Bolivia, Brazil - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
It is bound by Brazil to the north and east, Peru to the northwest, Chile to the southwest, Argentina to the south and Paraguay to the southeast....
It is bound by Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana to the north, Colombia to the northwest, Peru, Bolivia and Paraguay to the west, Argentina to the southwest, Uruguay to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the east....
It is bound by Ecuador and Colombia to the north, Brazil and Bolivia to the east, Chile to the southeast and the Pacific Ocean to the southwest....
www.atlapedia.com /online/maps/political/Brazil_etc.htm   (181 words)

 Brazil - Introduction
Despite its vast expanse of territory, Brazil's population is concentrated in the major cities of its coast.
Almost half of Brazil's territory is covered by the basin of the Amazon River and its tributaries, a region that is one of the world's largest rainforest ecologies.
South of the Amazon region, the country's interior is dominated by the Brazilian Shield, an expansive bedrock flat that is slowly falling victim to the elements.
www.geographia.com /brazil/index.htm   (367 words)

 Guide About North Northeast of Brazil
The equatorial North, also known as the Amazon or Amazônia, includes, from west to east, the states of Rondônia, Acre, Amazonas, Roraima, Pará;, Amapá;, and, as of 1988, Tocantins (created from the northern part of Goiás State, which is situated in the Center-West).
The region's principal biome is the humid tropical forest, also known as the rain forest, home to some of the planet's richest biological diversity.
In 1990, 6.6 percent of the region's territory was considered altered by anthropic (man-made) action, with state levels varying from 0.9 percent in Amapá; to 14.0 percent in Rondônia.
www.floridabrasil.com /brazil/guide-about-north-of-brazil.htm   (627 words)

 The North Brazil Current
The warm North Brazil Current (NBC) is a well-established western boundary current that carries warm water of South Atlantic origin northwest along the coast of Brazil, across the equator and into the northern hemisphere.
The North Brazil Current Rings are a significant contributor to transporting water across current gyres and between hemispheres in the tropical Atlantic.
Chepurin, G and J. Carton, 1997: The hydrography and circulation of the upper 1200 meters in the tropical North Atlantic during 1982-1991.
oceancurrents.rsmas.miami.edu /atlantic/north-brazil.html   (1663 words)

 FHI - II. Country Context
Cases of AIDS were first reported in Brazil in 1982, although a number of cases were identified retrospectively as far back as 1980, suggesting that HIV infection probably began to take place in the country sometime during the mid- to late-1970s.
Results from seroprevalence studies conducted in Brazil during the life of the project showed relevant variation in the levels of HIV infection both between states and within states, based on comparisons of urban core groups and sentinel studies conducted among pregnant women in several Brazilian state capitals.
Brazil's blood supply appears to be relatively safe, and blood transfusion does not represent a significant route of HIV transmission.
www.fhi.org /en/hivaids/pub/archive/aidscapreports/finalreportaidscapbrazil/brazil_country_context.htm   (1824 words)

 Brazil Land for Sale
Brazil is home to the largest rain forest on earth, the largest river on earth, and to "Carnival" which is like a super version of Mardi Gras.
Minas Gerais, the region is the financial centre of Brazil and its most industrialized part, responsible for some of the world's largest urban concentrations.
In addition are funds from the Constitutional Fund for Financing the North (FNO), operated by the Bank of Amazônia and directed towards ecological tourism projects in the North region of Brazil.
www.brazil-land-sales.com /index.htm   (1803 words)

Brazil is the largest country in South America in terms of both area and population.
Cloud-capped mountains rise to the north of the forests and border the Atlantic Ocean in the southeast.
Brazil's chief farming and grazing areas are in the south.
www.fortunecity.com /greenfield/bypass/314/english/brazil.htm   (7926 words)

 NTI: Country Overviews: Brazil: Profile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Brazil mines uranium, which is shipped to foreign countries for conversion and enrichment, and returned to Brazil, where it is fabricated in Resende into fuel for its two nuclear power reactors.
Brazil does have the capacity to produce biological agents; for example, it has one of the world’s largest crops of the castor bean (which naturally produces the toxin ricin) and is proficient in advanced biological techniques such as gene sequencing.
Brazil participated actively in the negotiations for the CWC and ratified it in March 1996, thereby becoming a charter member of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
www.nti.org /e_research/profiles/Brazil/index.html   (663 words)

 Travel to Brazil - Technical travel information
To the north it borders Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, and the Atlantic Ocean; to the east the Atlantic Ocean; to the south Uruguay; to the west Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, and Peru; and to the northwest, Colombia.
Brazil is the cradle of the Amazon and keeper of most of the vast tropical forest that surrounds it and its many tributaries.
Regionally, Brazil is party to the Western Hemisphere Convention (1940), which makes it responsible for protecting nature and wildlife, and the Amazonian Treaty (1978), which provides for cooperation with other Amazonian nations in protection of the Amazon Basin.
www.amerikaventure.com /fiches_info/Brazil.html   (2258 words)

 Braziliantravel Discount
The distances from north to south and from east to west - around 4,300 km in each direction - are greater than from New York to Los Angeles and from Moscow to Lisbon.
Intersected to the north by the Equator and to the south-east by the Tropic of Capricorn, Brazil covers an area equivalent to 16 Frances, 23 Germanys or 28 Italys.
Brazil is served by the major airlines and its hotel network comprises national companies and some of the world's largest hotel chains.
www.braziliantravel.com /hotel/About/brazil/index.htm   (1039 words)

 Water profile of Brazil - Encyclopedia of Earth
In the mid-l990s Brazil was the world's largest producer of coffee and sugar (from sugar cane), second among the cocoa producers, fourth among tobacco growers, and sixth in cotton growing.
The northeast region deserves special emphasis because of (i) its semi-arid climate with low precipitation (average of 600 mm/y) and high potential evaporation (2,000 mm/y) and (ii) predominance of metamorphic rocks with low capacity to accumulate groundwater.
Its main objectives are the wise use of water resources; regional development with preservation of flora and fauna; physical, fluvial and terrestrial integration; and promotion of greater knowledge of the basin, its resources and potential.
www.eoearth.org /article/Water_profile_of_Brazil   (2187 words)

Brazil's Atlantic forests were thriving for 20 million years before the Amazon River started flowing and the Andes rose from the plains.
Regions on this tour with Atlantic forests are Iguaçu Falls, the Caratinga Biological Station and Caraça.
The upper regions of Caraça Natural Park and Serra do Cipó National Park are composed of high mountainous grasslands marked with areas of rough rocky outcroppings, and create a surreal backdrop for fl and orange grasshoppers, carnivorous plants and birds found here and no where else.
webdev.santarosa.edu /lifesciences/brazil.htm   (4226 words)

 Facts and information for the Traveler - Brasil Contact
Northeast Region: Plain of the coast, highland to the North and depression to the center.
North - Acre, Roraima, Amazonas, Amapá, Rondônia, Pará and Tocantins.
Year Seasons: Except for the North region of Brazil (where it is summer the whole year), the seasons are exactly opposed to the countries in the another side of the globe, nevertheless is in the south region where it is noticed the seasonal variation clearly.
www.brasilcontact.com /info/brazil-info.html   (1241 words)

 North Region
Until the mid 19th century, however, the region languished as an economic backwater.
The government sponsored a variety of colonization schemes, all predicated on the notion that the unpeopled reaches of the Amazon forest were a safety valve to absorb the land-hungry peasants of the northeast.
Development projects and domestic migration during the 1970's and 1980's led to deforestation of 328,700 sq.km of the region.
www.brazilianconsulate.org.hk /ehtml/about_lon_geo_region.htm   (377 words)

 countrysector National Aquaculture Sector Overview - Brazil (1)
Brazil is a country of continental dimensions, occupying an area of 8 547 404 km² it is divided in five main regions: South, Southeast, Middle West, Northeast and North.
In the North and Northeast regions, native species and tilapia are the main cultured species, while in the South, Middle West and Southeast regions, tilapia, carp and catfish farms predominate.
Brazil has 89 research institutions involved in aquaculture, 32 of which are located in the Southeast, 23 in the South, 21 in the Northeast, 8 in the North and 5 in the Middle West region.
www.fao.org /fi/website/FIRetrieveAction.do?dom=countrysector&xml=naso_brazil.xml   (4744 words)

 Maceio, Brazil
The city itself sits in the middle of the Alagoas coastline with almost 200 kilometers of coast to the north and south.
What’s best about this region is that it’s not as “discovered” as some other places in the northeast—so you’ll find fewer crowds, lower prices, and better overall conditions.
Maragogi to the north is an alternative beach village with a little of everything: semi-urban beaches with plenty of bars and shops, remote beaches for getting away from the crowd, and offshore reefs for some of the best snorkeling in the area.
www.moon.com /planner/brazil/regions/maceio.html   (365 words)

 Phoenicia, Phoenicians in Brazil
Brazil is full of vestiges that corroborate the Phoenician presence in its lands and everything indicates that they concentrated their occupation in the northeastern region.
They mention an expedition of a Phoenician navigator to a region beyond the Strait of Moloch (today's Gibraltar) where "the sea penetrated into the land..." a place where there was an abundance of food and lots of wood.
It is the famous "quebracho" or "quebra machado" (the "ax breaker") as it its known in the Brazilian countryside.
phoenicia.org /brazil.html   (3524 words)

 Natal and Fortaleza, Brazil
More than one million visitors come to the region each year to take advantage of the perpetually warm weather, crystalline waters, cozy hotels just a few steps from the beach, and local arts and crafts.
The beaches north and south can be visited by van or dune buggy in daylong or half-day trips.
But the greatest highlight of this area is the famous island paradise of Fernando de Noronha, where the beaches are perfect, the water is as clear as any in the southern hemisphere, and 1,000 dolphins come to visit every morning at sunrise.
www.moon.com /planner/brazil/regions/natal_fortaleza.html   (605 words)

 The Brazil Current
The Brazil Current is a weak western boundary current carrying warm subtropical water, which runs south along the coast of Brazil from about 9°S to about 38°S and is generally confined to the upper 600m of the water column.
In this region, a cyclonic gyre seaward of the Brazil Current, centered at about 17°S and 34°W has been observed and attributed to the southernmost meanders of the South Equatorial Current that are reflected northward by this same seamount chain (Memery et al., 2000; Stramma et al., 1990).
As the Brazil Current flows south of 24°S, its flow intensifies by about 5% per 100km, which is similar to the growth rate in the Gulf Stream, although transport values in the BC are considerably less (Peterson and Stramma, 1991).
oceancurrents.rsmas.miami.edu /atlantic/brazil.html   (2076 words)

Brazil is rapidly changing from a rural nation to an urban one.
Eventually the Brazil Field Council was divided into three regions: the North (Amazon) Region, the Northeast Region, and the South Region.
Overall, Brazil is in harvest phase, which calls for the training of Brazilian evangelists and pastors.
www.bmm.org /BMM/WhereWeServe/LatinAmerica/brazil.htm   (579 words)

 Amnesty International Report 2002 - Americas - BRAZIL
In the south of Pará state, which continued to be a focus of extreme land-related violence, slave labour and impunity, at least nine land activists were killed.
Following a visit to the region, members of the Federal Commission of Human Rights reported that private security firms were openly offering their services as hired killers.
On 9 July José Pinheiro Lima was killed, with his wife and 15-year-old son, by two gunmen in their house near the town of Marabá, in the south of Pará.
web.amnesty.org /web/ar2002.nsf/amr/brazil!Open   (2291 words)

 Brazilian Incentive & Tourism
The region climate is hot and humid, typically tropical of Brazil central.
It is both a flat region with higher plateau forming tablelands and a drier region which varies from flat to mountainous.
The region climate is tropical, hot and humid, with three dry months a year in the winter (June to August).
www.bitourism.com /countryinfo/eco/eco_natparks.asp   (2984 words)

Brazil is characterized by the extensive low-lying Amazon Rainforest in the north and a more open terrain of hills and low mountains to the south — home to most of the Brazilian population and its agricultural base.
The region is very diverse, including the major business centre of São Paulo, the historical cities of Minas Gerais and its capital Belo Horizonte, the third-largest metropolitan area in Brazil, the world famous beaches of Rio de Janeiro, and the acclaimed coast of Espírito Santo.
In Southeastern Brazil most of the immigrants were Italians (mainly from the Veneto, Campania, Calabria and Lombardia), Portuguese (mainly from Beira Alta, Minho and Alto Trás-os-Montes), Spaniards (mainly from Galicia and Andalusia).
www.artistopia.com /brazil   (1254 words)

 ERS/USDA Briefing Room - Brazil
Brazil is a very competitive exporter of soybeans, soymeal, sugar, poultry, beef, coffee, tobacco, frozen concentrated orange juice, and soyoil.
Brazil has emerged as an important player in global food and agricultural markets, but the long-term growth of Brazilian agriculture could slow due to supply-side factors.
Brazil has dramatically increased its financial support to its agricultural sector in the past few years.
www.ers.usda.gov /Briefing/Brazil   (608 words)

 South American Way - Browse by Region - Brazilian Imports
Portuguese is the official language in Brazil, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde, São Tomé and Príncipe, Mozambique, and of course Portugal (including the Azores and Madeira).
Brazil, or Brasil in Portuguese, is made up of 26 states plus a federal district surrounding the national capital.
Norte — Brazil's North region features a large part of the Amazon valley.
www.southamericanway.com /brazil.html   (277 words)

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