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Map of Brazil

Area in square kilometers

8,511,965 km2
Bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east, Brazil has a coastline of over 7,491 km (4,655 mi).
Brazil was a colony of Portugal from the landing of Pedro Álvares Cabral in 1500 until 1815, when it was elevated to United Kingdom with Portugal and Algarves.
as the Empire of Brazil, the country has been a republic since 1889, although the bicameral legislature, now called Congress, dates back to 1824, when the first constitution was ratified. Its current Constitution defines Brazil as a Federal Republic.
The Brazil national football team represents Brazil in international men's football and is controlled by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), the governing body for football in Brazil.
Brazil is the most successful national football team in the history of the FIFA World Cup, with five championships. They are also the most successful team in the FIFA Confederations Cup with three titles.
Brazil are the reigning Copa América champions; they won the last two competitions in 2004 and 2007. Brazil are also the current holders of the FIFA Confederations Cup after winning the 2005 and the 2009 edition of the tournament.
Brazil now exports so much to the Chinese that China has surpassed the United States to become Brazil's largest trading partner. But the Chinese say Brazilian businessmen know very little about their country.
Brazil is also Western, democratic and ethnically diverse. But Brazil has what China needs: commodities and natural resources, from soybeans to iron ore, oil to sugar cane.
Brazil, in other words, is a prime target for Chinese soft power.
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England have moved above Brazil to fourth in the Fifa world rankings, despite their recent run of poor form. Fabio Capello's England side only reached the last 16 of last summer's World Cup and have not won their last two qualifying matches for Euro 2012.
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Brazil Set to Battle China in Africa With Copper Bid: Real M&A = June 29, 2011, 10:55 AM EDT More From Businessweek - * Stanley Black & Decker Buys U.S.
June 29 (Bloomberg) - Brazil and China are heading for a battle of strategic necessity over copper in Africa that will leave the winner walking away with the most expensive acquisition of a diversified minerals company.
“The Chinese and the Brazilians have voracious appetites” for mining, said Andrew Ross, partner and global equity trader at First New York Securities LLC, a New York-based proprietary trading firm that bets on stocks, commodities, currencies and derivatives.
the Brazilian Republican Party (PRB), Christian Social Party (PSC), Christian Labor Party (PTC), and the Labor Party of Brazil (PT do B), Brazilian Communist Party (PCB), and Brazilian Labor Renewal Party (PRTB). Economy (2010 est.
Brazil has 14% of the world's renewable fresh water. Agriculture (6% of GDP): Products-soybeans, coffee, sugarcane, cocoa, rice, livestock, corn, oranges, cotton, wheat, and tobacco.
With its 190 million inhabitants, Brazil has the largest population in Latin America and ranks fifth in the world. The majority of people live in the south-central area, which includes the industrial cities of Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Belo Horizonte.
Minas Gerais, Brazil, on July 24, 1918. He is a writer, professor, and literary critic. He was the co-winner of the Prêmio Jabuti for essays in 1965. http://wn.
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Brazil coach Kleiton Lima has warned his side to take nothing for granted in their opening match of the Women's World Cup against Australia.
Brazil is ranked third by FIFA and Australia 11th, in a group which also includes 1995 champions Norway and debutants Equatorial Guinea. "Now our most difficult rival is Australia because it is our first match," said Lima.
Brazilians but a year later scored a memorable 1-0 victory in the Peace Cup in Korea. Matildas coach Tom Sermanni ranks two-time defending champions Germany "obvious favourites. Brazil and US are strong," but he predicted "any team ranked in the top 12 are potential dark horses.
* Brazil's consuming desire for status Two French food giants are locked in a battle to take over Brazil's number one retailer, Grupo Pao de Acucar.
6% on Brazil's main stock exchange on Tuesday after news of the deal emerged. Secret talks Brazilian investment fund Gama announced the merger plan on Tuesday.
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Brazil has entered the 2011 Women's World Cup with just one thought in mind, winning its first major trophy.
Brazil's quest for the trophy begins on Wednesday against Australia in Group D play, with the Brazilians tabbed as heavy favorites to win the group, which also includes Norway and Equatorial Guinea.
Brazil also possesses a lethal compliment in forward Cristiane, who knows how urgent it is for Brazil to finally bring home a trophy.
Brazil (Portuguese: Brasil), , is the largest country in South America and fifth largest in the world. Famous for its football (soccer) tradition and its annual Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Recife and Olinda.
Until 1500, Brazil was inhabited solely by indigenous people, mainly of the Tupi and Guarani ethnic groups. Actual settling by the Portuguese began later that century, with the extraction of valuable "poperie" wood, from which the country draws its name.
Following three centuries under the rule of Portugal, Brazil became an independent nation on September 7th, 1822.
households in Brazil is currently running at $4-billion a month, about as much as total foreign direct investment into the Latin American country.
Brazil has long attracted Japanese investors thanks to its attractively high yields and the strong immigration links between the two countries, but a recent flood of cash is likely to only add to Brazil’s currency problems.
favoured currency of those products is the Brazilian real,” said Jens Nordvig, head of G10 currency strategy at Nomura. “They really have a love affair with Brazil.
Brazil's female construction workers set foundations for new careers = Nonprofit organisation Lua Nova is helping vulnerable women learn a trade and build a new life *
Brazil were still arguing that women were incapable of learning the trade. Raquel Barros, the psychologist who founded Lua Nova, managed to convince the trade school to give the women a chance.
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The Brazilian market was also focused on a potential merger in the retail sector, pushing retail issues higher. Brazil’s Bovespa equity index /quotes/zigman/1467794 BR:BVSP +0.05% finished up 1.8%, its strongest gain since mid-February, at 62,303.37.
Brazil’s retail gains came after France’s Carrefour /quotes/zigman/163594 FR:CA -0.94% said it was evaluating a proposal from Gama, a Brazilian investment firm, to merge Carrefour’s operations in Brazil with the operations of Grupo Pao de Acucar.
Brazilian government achieves a goal of creating national companies big enough to expand overseas. “It’s an emblematic deal for Brazilian retail,” Daniela Bretthauer, head of consumer research for Latin America at Raymond James, said in a telephone interview from Sao Paulo.
Brazil’s state development bank would have an 18 percent stake in the merged business while BTG would hold 3.2 percent, said Percio de Souza, a partner at Estater Gestao e Financas, which advised Pao de Acucar on the deal, at a press conference yesterday.
Brazil is the second-largest contributor to sales for Carrefour after France. Brazil’s $1.6 trillion economy is the world’s No. 2 among developing nations after China, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
At a climate meeting in Brazil, the bank agreed to help cities pay for projects and attract investors.
Brazil, After a Long Battle, Approves an Amazon Dam By ALEXEI BARRIONUEVO; MYRNA DOMIT CONTRIBUTED REPORTING. Brazil’s environmental agency approved a hydroelectric power plant that had been opposed by environmentalists fearful of the fate of indigenous people.
Even as Brazil, Argentina and other nations move to impose limits on farmland purchases by foreigners, the Chinese are seeking to more directly control production themselves.
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A man suspected of being the victim of foul play in Brazil had no enemies who would want to kill him, says his sister.
years, Wednesdays during the Rotary Club of Brazil 4th of July Celebration have been special. And for special people. The Rotary Club of Brazil opened the Midway early Wednesday for Special Rides for...
59 and other portions of Brazil will be a lot more colorful for July 4 festivities thanks to a local business. Continuing a tradition it began six years ago, Emmert GMAC Real Estate associates scoured the Brazil...
Patrons of the Brazil Rotary Club's 4th of July Celebration enjoyed the food, games, rides and a performance of The Vandells at Forest Park June 29, 2011.
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Sprawling across half of South America, Brazil has captivated travelers for at least 500 years. Powdery white-sand beaches, lined with palm trees and fronting a deep blue Atlantic, stretch for more than 7000km. Dotting this coastline are tropical islands, music-filled metropolisesand enchanting colonial towns.
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April 19 is recognized in Brazil as Indians' Day, with a week of special events held at the Museu do Índio. Exhibitions, dance and film presentations are staged daily.
In January 2010, Brazil assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2010-11 term. Back to Top Geography ::Brazil Location: Field info displayed for all countries in alpha order.
Brazil conducted a census in August 2000, which reported a population of 169,872,855; that figure was about 3.8% lower than projections by the US Census Bureau, and is close to the implied underenumeration of 4.
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head office that its Brazilian partner, Grupo Pão de Açúcar (GPA), had reached a deal with Carrefour, its French arch-rival. Casino’s press statement on Tuesday morning didn’t leave much doubt about the reaction of Jean-Charles Henri Naouri, Casino’s CEO, and his colleagues.
the BNDES, Brazil’s national development bank – which has been used before to fund deals that fit with government policy of creating “national champions”.
operators in Brazil’s financial sector – that advised Diniz when he made his original deal with Casino back in 2005.
Brazil wary of Australia threat = 29 June 2011 13:19 Brazil's bid to win their first FIFA Women's World Cup begins with a tricky match against Australia on Wednesday.
match which Brazil won - but the Matildas defeated England in a pre-tournament friendly, raising expectations of a shock result in Group D. "I am waiting for a big surprise," Brazil coach Kleiton Lima said.
Brazil have not lost an opening game at the tournament and will again be led by star striker Marta, five-times world player of the year. Conversely, Sermanni could hand World Cup debuts to 13 players over the tournament. "(Brazil) are an exceptionally good team.
jump on Brazil's main stock exchange. "Strategically, it actually does look like a pretty good deal. It's the first bit of good news we've heard from Carrefour for a while," said Sanford Bernstein analyst Christopher Hogbin.
Members of Brazil's antitrust regulator Cade have said they would curtail excess market power by big companies, even if these were formed with the government's blessing - like food processor Brasil Foods. (BRFS3.
Brazil's population is three times that of France, and its $2.1 trillion economy is 80 percent as big. Growing at 5 percent a year, Brazil could top France as the world's No. 5 economy in less than a decade.