Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Up with Geography: Brazil



South America

South American continent. Brazil outlined
in dark ink and shaded.

A close-up of Brazil & its neighbors.

Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana (a French territory), Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia

Water Borders:
Atlantic Ocean

Total Area:
3,287,597 square miles

Five Largest Cities:
Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Brasilia, Fortaleza

Famous Geographical Point:
Amazon Rain Forest

Famous Person:
Pele, one of the most widely recognized soccer players in the world

Book Set In/About:
The War at the End of the World by Mario Vargas Llosa

A fictionalized account of Canudos, a 19th century Brazilian community targeted by the government.

Movie Set In/About:
"City of God (Cidade de Deus)" (2002), directed by Fernando Mereilles & Katia Lund

It's the story of people trying to live their lives and escape the grinding poverty of the Rio slums.

Headline of the Day:
"#BlackLivesMatter Has Gone Global and Brazil Needs It - Badly" in NBC News.


Patricia said...

Oh Brazil. You always trick me with your capital's name. It's too easy. And why does it have an "s" instead of a "z"?

balyien said...

Well, Brazil, in Portuguese, is Brasil. That's presumably why the capital is Brasilia.