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  The Northeast Region of Brazil
It was one of the first areas of Brazil to be settled by Europeans, and the city of Salvador (Bahia) remained the capital of the country until 1763.
Slaves were not emancipated in Brazil until 1888, and African racial and cultural influences are very much in evidence in the Northeast today.
Although the Northeast contains 18% of Brazil's land, it is home to 30% of the nation's population.
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  Brazil - MSN Encarta
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.
Rainfall is plentiful in Brazil, except in the sertão, a semiarid region of the Northeast that is subject to occasional droughts.
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  Northeast Region, Brazil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Northeast was the first area of discovery in Brazil, 1500 Portuguese having arrived on 22 April, 1500 under the command of Pedro Álvares Cabral at Porto Seguro, in the state of Bahia.
Brazil's Northeast region can be characterized as arid for relatively long periods of time in the interior of the continent, with the coast and the southern areas having a more humid climate.
The Nordeste is the poorest region of Brazil, with the worst HDI rates of the country, mainly in the rural areas, which suffer from long periods without rain.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Northeast_Region,_Brazil   (1582 words)

  
 The Ultimate Northeast Region, Brazil - American History Information Guide and Reference
The Brazil's Northeast region is caracterized to be arid for relatively long period of times in the interior of the continent, with the coast and in the southern region of having a more humid climate.
Nordeste is the poorest region of Brazil, with the worst HDI rates of the country, mainly in the rural areas, which suffer from long periods without rain.
In contrast to the situation occurring in the other Brazilian regions where social problems are worse in bigger cities, social problems in the Northeast regions are worse in the rural and small comunnities of the interior, lessening in bigger cities near the coast.
www.historymania.com /american_history/Northeast_Region,_Brazil   (613 words)

  
 Oficina Regional de la FAO para América Latina y el Caribe |
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.
The region is divided into 24 river basins, the water resources of which vary between 820 and 850 m3/inhab./year in Pernambuco and Fortaleza to 30 000 m3/inhab./year in Gurupi.
In the northeast there is a strong increase in the use of micro-irrigation equipment, due to the water scarcity in the area.
www.fao.org /Regional/LAmerica/paises/h2o/brazil.htm   (3375 words)

  
 Northeast - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Northeast is the ordinal direction halfway between north and east.
The term "northeast" is often used by itself to refer to the northeastern sector of a geographic area, or for entities based in such a region.
Northeast Region, Brazil, an official grouping of states for economic and statistical purposes
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 Brazil
Brazil is the largest country in South America in terms of both area and population.
Brazil's GDP is the highest in Latin America and one of the highest in the world.
Brazil's chief farming and grazing areas are in the south.
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 Northeast
The Northeast (nordeste) of Brazil covers an immense area and features a variety of climates and scenery, from the dense equatorial forests of western Maranhão, only 200km from the mouth of the Amazon, to the parched interior of Bahia, some 2000km to the south.
Within Brazil, the Northeast is notorious for its poverty, and it has been described as the largest concentration of poor people in the Americas.
It was on the coast that the first towns and cities of the Northeast grew up – not for nothing are all the region’s state capitals, save one, coastal cities – and to this day the coastal strip is by far the most thickly populated part of the Northeast.
www.pacificislandtravel.com /south_america/brazil/about_destin/northeast.html   (1533 words)

  
 Geography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Brazil, the largest country in South America, is the fifth largest in the world.
The Northeast region of Brazil is the location of the country's birthplace, Bahia.
The region's two major cities are Manaus in Amazonas, which is the gateway to the Amazon, and Belém, capital of Pará, at the river's mouth.
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 The North East- Regions of Brazil
The Northeast was the first region of Brazil to be economically develloped, as it was where the Portuguese first landed.
The nine states of the northeast all face in the direction of the Atlantic Ocean, and their coastline is about 3500 kilometres.
The Northeast region had a fairly diverse ethnic origin, however it is a melting pot.
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 Consulate General of Brazil in Miami
Brazil is divided politically and geographically into five different regions which share common features in relation to their physical, human, economic and cultural aspects.
In the Northeast region of Brazil, the main agricultural activity was and still is the cultivation of sugar cane for the production of sugar and alcohol, and this has also become very important in the Southeast region.
Since the 1980s Brazil has been going through a particularly serious period in relation to her social situation: a very large number of Brazilians are living in a state of poverty and destitution whilst inequality in terms of wealth and income has reached immorally high proportions.
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 Chapter 2. The Improvement in Child Nutritional Status
Table 7 focuses on the Northeast region, displaying estimates of underweight children obtained in 1975, 1986 and 1989.
In both cases it is clear that the degree of improvement was related to the level of family income, with the already high differentials that existed between rich and poor in 1975 increasing in the 1989 survey.
Brazil, Northeast and Southeast Regions, 1975-77 and 1989
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 Brazil (Country Profiles from National Geographic MapMachine)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Brazil is the giant of South America with nearly half of the continent's area and people; worldwide it ranks fifth in both area and population, which is as diverse as it is large.
Brazil's growing urbanization rate helps economic development (some 80 percent of Brazilians live in urban areas), but creates serious social and environmental problems in cities.
Brazil's second most populous region is the Northeast region, from Maranhão in the north down to Bahia (the most African of Brazilian states).
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 Brazil Hotel, Brazil Hotels, bargain, discount, low cost, cheap pousadas, hostels & hotels in Brazil/Brasil - ...
And Brazil is one of the destinations with greatest potential in this segment, since it has one of the world icons for ecology and biodiversity: the Amazon, located in the north of the country, with around 5.5 million square kilometers.
The most interesting places to visit in Brazil includes Fernando de Noronha Island, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo (the two bustling megacities of the south-east), the more relaxed city of Salvador in the northeast, or the old colonial towns of Ouro Preto and Olinda.
The most up-and-coming resort in Brazil is now the small friendly Praia de Pipa, in the NE of the country; serviced by international airports at Natal and Recife, this small town is popular with both Brazilians and foreign tourists.
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 countrysector National Aquaculture Sector Overview - Brazil (1)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
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.
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 Rainfall Prediction for Northeast Brazil during MAM and AMJ 2003
The maximum of rainfall in northern Northeast Brazil occurs during the March-June season, with the pre-rainy season detected in December-January.
a) and the tropical Atlantic did not show a pattern favorable for rainfall in Northeast Brazil, since the thermal contrast between both the tropical North and South Atlantic was weak and could not drive an incursion of the ITCZ to the south and to produce rainfall on the region.
In MAM 2003, the semiarid region and north of Northeast Brazil were expected to be below average or normal, due to the possible northward displacement of the ITCZ and the El Niño effect.
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 Brazil facts, Brazil travel videos, flags, photos - National Geographic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Brazil is the giant of South America with nearly half of the continent's area and people; worldwide it ranks fifth in both area and population, which is as diverse as it is large.
Brazil's growing urbanization rate helps economic development (some 80 percent of Brazilians live in urban areas), but creates serious social and environmental problems in cities.
Brazil's second most populous region is the Northeast region, from Maranhao in the north down to Bahia (the most African of Brazilian states).
www3.nationalgeographic.com /places/countries/country_brazil.html   (640 words)

  
 brazil
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   (571 words)

  
 Brazil - Brazzil Magazine - Brazil's Northeast: A Violated Land
The connection between the plight of the Nordestino and the economic and environmental distress of Brazil is one that is strongly tied to the history of Amerindian ancestry, Europeans invasions, sugarcane plantations and African slavery.
Comparing the Northeast of Brazil and Egypt, one may note similar connections, as Egypt actually is in the African continent and has long been in the historic, ethnic and geographic crossroads between African, Arab, Jewish, Asian and European cultures.
Brazil autoindustry's slow pace of production in the first quarter is due to the reduction in exports during the period, according to the president of the National Association of Manufacturers...
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 Brazil   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
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.
It is also the coldest region of Brazil, with occasional occurrences of frosts and snow in some of the higher altitude regions.
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).
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 5.3 Underground dams in Brazil
Certain factors must be taken into account when building underground dams, including the average rainfall in the region, the average rates of flow of rivers/streams or drainage lines, the porosity and texture of the soil in the area, the salinity of the water, the aquifer storage capacity, and the depth of the impermeable layer.
Farmers in the western region of Brazil are generally satisfied with the operation of the underground dams.
Underground dams are under construction throughout the semi-arid region of Brazil, with funding from state and municipal governments and from farmers.
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 Brazil Travel, Tourpackages and hotel accommodation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
To know the origins of Brazil, - where nature is exuberant and the country offers its richest manifestation of popular culture, one cannot forget to visit the Northeast Region, made up of nine states: Maranhão, Piauí;, Rio Grande do Norte, Paraíba, Pernambuco, Alagoas, Sergipe and Bahia.
In this region we find delicious rhythms like "forró", "frevo", "ciranda", "maracatu" and "lambada" as well as the "trios elétricos" and the Carnival.
Regional handicraft offer a variety of souvenirs, for sale at the Mercado Modelo in Salvador, at the Casa da Cultura, in Recife and at the Feira de Caruaru, in Pernambuco.
www.braziltoursonline.com /northeast.asp   (234 words)

  
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This prediction system, developed for the northeast region of Brazil by scientists at FUNCEME and climate research specialists at the IRI, is comprised of the ECHAM4.5 AGCM (T42) and the NCEP Regional Spectral Model version 97 (RSM97) with horizontal resolution of 60 km.
Northeast Brazil has a history of crippling droughts and a significant population which relies on rain-fed agriculture.
Current reservior levels in the Northeast are reported to be near 25% of capacity.
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 Fortaleza   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Northeast was still the dominant region in the new colony during the sugar cane cycle when millions of African slaves were brought to Brazil to work on the plantations.
The visitor to the region will be fascinated and delighted by the historical and folkloric traditions that have succeeded in blending the legends and beliefs of the early colonizers and slaves into the creative arts that exist today.
Ceará; is located in the Northeast region of Brazil, and its East and West coasts attract tourists from all over Brazil and now, the world.
www.americansightseeing.org /brazil_fortaleza.htm   (598 words)

  
 Brazil Travel Guide - Travel to Brazil
Brazil is the biggest country in South America.
Brazil is very much a country of contrasts.
The most visited places in Brazil includes Fernando de Noronha Island, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo (the two bustling megacities of the south-east), the more relaxed city of Salvador in the northeast, or the old colonial towns of Ouro Preto and Olinda.
www.justbrazil.org   (384 words)

  
 Brazil Air Pass-Northeast Region
The pass is only sold overseas to foreign nationals and Brazilians who can prove residence outside Brazil.
Only passengers purchasing an international round-trip ticket to Brazil are entitled to obtain a VARIG BRASIL AIR PASS.
All fares do not include taxes or surcharges, and are subject to change without notice.
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 *** Kontiki Trips ***
Maceio is the capital city of the state of Alagoas, in the northeast region.
It is considered to be the sunniest city in Brazil, with the most beautiful beaches with warm, crystal-clear waters adorned by grand coconut trees.
Fortaleza is located in the state of Ceara, in the northeast region of Brazil.
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