to my Brazilian Corner, entirely dedicated to this wonderful
country where I was born.
was discovered by a Portuguese navigator called Pedro Álvares
Cabral, in April, 1500. It was first named Vera Cruz, later renamed
Santa Cruz and finally named Brasil due to a kind of dyewood
called "pau-brasil" (brazilwood) that was found here
in abundance at the time of the discovery.
República Federativa do Brasil
President: Luís Inácio Lula da Silva
Continent: South America
Area: 8,511,965 sq km (land: 8,456,510 sq km; water: 55,455 sq
Population: 169,799,170 inhabitants (August 2000)
Territorial Division:5 Regions(26 States, 1 Federal District)
Climate: Mainly tropical
Largest Peak: Neblina (3.014,1 meters high)
Largest River: Amazon
Terrain: mostly flat; some plains, hills, mountains in the south
and a narrow coastal belt.
Coastline: 7,491 km
Natural resources: bauxite, gold, iron ore, manganese, nickel,
phosphates, platinum, tin, uranium, petroleum, hydropower, timber.
Major agricultural productions: coffee, soybeans, wheat, rice,
corn, sugarcane, cocoa, citrus, banana.
Main cities: São Paulo , Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Belo
Horizonte, Fortaleza, Recife, Porto Alegre.
This is the Ararajuba,
a bird from the tropical forests of Brazil. The ararajuba is
considered the national symbol of Brazil for the country is its
natural habitat and it has the colors of the Brazilian flag.
Unfortunately the ararajuba is among the endangered species.
The ararajuba can be
found in the region that extends from the Maranhão state
to weastern Pará. Its scientific name is Guaruba guarouba,
known in English as Golden Conure. It is from the family Psittacidae,
order Psittaciformes. It measures approximately 34cm (14
inches), its feathers are yellow and green, and it has a green
beak and pink legs.
There are many things that I'd like to
share with my internet friends and it would be impossible to
gather them all in a few pages. So, sit back, grab a cup of your
favorite drink and choose your destination using the menu below
and go on a great tour through Brazil. I'm sure you will have
a nice time in my Brazilian Corner.
table below you will find links to all main pages, but many have
others inside them. There are lots of information, pictures,
recipes, etc. When you finish exploring one part, click on the
"Back to the Brazilian corner" link to return
to this menu. Hope you enjoy my Brazilian corner.
want to explore another corner of my web home, click on "Site
Menu" to return to the corner's menu on the main page.
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