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  Southeast Region, Brazil - Definition, explanation
The Southeast Region of Brazil is composed by the states of Espírito Santo, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.
It is the richest region of the country, responsible for approximately 60% of the Brazilian GDP.
The Southeast Brazilian region is highly covered by highways - due to the policy in the Brazilian's economy in the 60s (automobilization of the country) - This led to the car's manufacturing to be a major industry not only in the region but in Brazil as well.
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  Brazil - Printer-friendly - MSN Encarta
The regional novel has been particularly strong in the Northeast, where an important group of writers have portrayed the nature of the region and the experiences of its people in the cane fields, the dry interior, and in the cities.
Brazil has been a republic since 1889, but democratic government was suspended during the dictatorship of Getúlio Vargas from 1937 to 1945 and during military rule under a series of presidents from 1964 until 1985.
Brazil’s history can be divided into two major parts: the colonial period from the arrival of the first Portuguese explorers in 1500 until independence in 1822, and the national period since independence from Portugal.
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  Southeast Region, Brazil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Southeast Region of Brazil is composed by the states of Espírito Santo, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.
It is the richest region of the country, responsible for approximately 60% of the Brazilian GDP.
The Southeast Brazilian region is highly covered by highways - due to the policy in the Brazilian's economy in the 60s (automobilization of the country) - This led to the car's manufacturing to be a major industry not only in the region but in Brazil as well.
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 Brazil - MSN Encarta
The mainly upland area of the Southeast is the demographic and economic core of the nation.
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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 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.
In the east and southeast is the heavily populated region of Brazil—the states that in the 19th and 20th cent.
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.
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 Profile of Brazil
Brazil did sign an assistance agreement with the International Monetary Fund already in November 1998, and by the middle of 1999 it was clear that the country would not be able to meet the spending limits it had agreed with the IMF.
Regional disparities are strong between the north and south of the country generally, and the northeast and the southeast most particularly.
In the southeast region of Brazil, 85% of households have public water supply service, and 75% are connected to public sewers or septic tanks.
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 Encyclopedia: Brazil
The North region of Brazil was the last region to be given importance by the Brazilian government, already when it was independent from Portugal, thus, it is the least inhabited of the country, and contributes with a minor percentage in the national GDP and population.
Brazil's population is mostly concentrated along the coast, with a lower population density in the interior.
Brazil and its 26 states and Federal District is divided by IBGE in 5 distinctive regions: North, Northeast, Center-West, Southeast and South (Division by Regions).
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 Info and facts on 'Southeast Region, Brazil'   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is the richest region of the country, responsible for aproximately 60% of the Brazilian GDP (Measure of the United States economy adopted in 1991; the total market values of goods and services by produced by workers and capital within the United States borders during a given period (usually 1 year))
Southeast's highways are generally in good or very good conditions - some exceptions are made to the southern parts of the BR-101 (additional info and facts about BR-101).
Railway (Line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a railway system) s are presente as well (and also, the region is more covered than any other region), but mainly for freight trasport - soil and iron, mainly, from the farms and mines to the seaports.
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 Geography   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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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 FHI - II. Country Context
From 1980 until August 1997 the cumulative number of AIDS cases was 116,389 (of which 73 percent were reported in the Southeast region), a percentage of 65.5 percent were reported in the southeastern states of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
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.
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 ZOCO Travel: Surfing Holidays in Brazil - Bahia - Itacaré
Bahia's geographical regions comprise the mata atlântica or remnants of the Atlantic coast forests; the recôncavo region radiating from the Bay (the largest in Brazil), the site of sugar and tobacco cultivation; and the planalto, which includes the fabled sertão region of Bahia's far interior.
Brazil's second longest river system, the São Francisco, runs from the Atlantic along the state's northern border down through the planalto into the neighboring southern state of Minas Gerais.
Other important cities in the state include Ilhéus, the birthplace of one of Brazil's major 20th century writers, Jorge Amado; the old island city of Itaparica, on the island of the same name, in the bay; Cachoeira; Vitória da Conquista; and Lençóis, in the Chapada Diamantina region.
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 Brazil - BRAZZIL - How immigrants took over slave labor - March 2001
Brazil claims the position as the last country in the western hemisphere to abolish slavery.
When this country formally abolished slavery in 1888, the majority of its slaves toiled in the southeastern region of Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, and Minas Gerais) while less than half a century earlier the majority of the slaves resided in the northeastern region (specifically in the states of Pernambuco and Bahia).
In the Southeast region of Brazil, the states of São Paulo, Espírito Santo, Rio de Janeiro, and Minas Gerais saw a tremendous increase in the rise of coffee plantations.
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 Brazil (Country Profiles from National Geographic MapMachine)
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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 Political Map of Peru, Bolivia, Brazil - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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....
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 Summer Study Abroad Program in Vitória - Vila Velha, Brazil   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The state of Espírito Santo is one of the four states that make up the Southeast region of Brazil.
While the southeast region occupies only 11% of Brazilian landmass, it is home to almost half of its inhabitants, more than half of its industry, and its three largest cities.
Although it is winter in June and July in the central, western, southeastern and southern regions of Brazil, the temperatures in Espírito Santo are warm, usually above 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
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The Southeast is the bustling hub of Brazil.
The central, western area of brazil is mainly rural, although it holds the capital of the nation, Brasilia.
•*Brazil also boasts a magnificent coastline, which is an attraction to the growing number of visitors to the region.
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 Guide About South Southeast of Brazil
The Southeast consists of the four states of Espírito Santo, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, and São Paulo.
The region has the largest share of the country's population, 63 million in 1991, or 39 percent of the national total, primarily as a result of internal migration since the mid-nineteenth century until the 1980s.
Originally, the principal biome in the Southeast was the Atlantic Forest, but by 1990 less than 10 percent of the original forest cover remained as a result of clearing for farming, ranching, and charcoal making.
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 ltu international, accommodates, budget, brazil, mallorca, bethel, brookhaven, budapest, imperial, centrale   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The region accommodates the Pantanal, the world’s largest marshlands area, and a small part of the Amazon rainforest, in its northwestern area.
During the 18th century, romanian possession of bucharest was frequently disputed by the ottoman turks, the austrian empire and imperial russia.
After the finnish war, which ended when sweden ceded finland to imperial russia at the treaty of hamina in 1809, the capital was changed from turku to helsinki, as emperor alexander i felt that turku was too far from russia to serve as the capital of the grand duchy.
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 Welcome to FreshPlaza
Brazil is one of the largest countries in the world, with more than 8.500.000 Km² of area.
Even being the Brazil a tropical country, where temperatures are never too low, it must to be considered that papayas are fruits adapted to a warm to hot weather, and its physiology is deeply affected when temperatures drop.
It must to be considered that since the papaya fruit borne from the flower of the papaya tree, when face of this adverse climatic conditions, quite often the trees abort the flowers, and it will result in a serious shortage of papayas from 3 to 5 months later, when fruits should be harvested.
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 Yellow Fever Virus Epidemiology, Brazil | CDC EID
Brazil currently has a population of about 176 million; approximately 30 million people live in the YFV-endemic zone, 18 million live in the zone of emergence, and 128 million reside along the Atlantic coast in the YFV-free zone (8,9).
The tree was rooted with a sequence of the prototype West African YFV strain Asibi (17) and the 17DD substrain vaccine virus (18).
The tree is rooted with the homologous region of the Asibi prototype strain (parental virus to the 17D vaccine), isolated in Ghana in 1927 (17).
www.cdc.gov /ncidod/EID/vol10no9/04-0197.htm   (4057 words)

 New town - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Many of the world's capital cities are planned cities, notably Washington, DC in the United States, Brasília in Brazil, Canberra in Australia, and New Delhi in India and Islamabad in Pakistan.
The former capital of Brazil was Rio de Janeiro, and the resources tended to center around the southeast region of Brazil.
While in part the city was built because there was the need for a neutral federal capital, the main reason was to promote the development of Brazil's hinterland and better integrate the entire territory of Brazil (although some say the real reason was to move the government to a place far from the masses).
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