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Brazil


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Located in the Western and Southern hemispheres, Brazil is the largest country in the continent of South America, covering 47% of total land mass.

Find BRAZIL

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THE CAN DO QUIZ

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1. Which ocean sits to the east of Brazil?

A

Pacific Ocean

B

Atlantic Ocean

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2. What are the four colours of the Brazilian flag?

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Green, yellow, blue and white

B

Orange, white, green and black

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Did you Know?

Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world and is shaped like an enormous triangle. It shares land borders with ten South American countries and is bound by the Atlantic Ocean to its east.

Neighbouring Countries

Click or hover over a country name below to see it on the map.



DID YOU KNOW?

Chile and Ecuador are the only countries of South America that Brazil does not share land borders with.

CLIMATE



DID YOU KNOW?

The climate of Brazil is mainly tropical and subtropical with high temperatures, frequent rainfall and humid conditions. The north-east of the country has an arid climate.



Brazil has four seasons. Select from the boxes below to see São Paulo in each season.

Summer

December to February

Autumn

March to May

Winter

June to August

Spring

September to November




FAMOUS LANDMARKS OF BRAZIL




Christ The Redeemer

This statue of Jesus Christ looks over the city of Rio de Janeiro. It is known as Cristo Redentor, in Portuguese, and is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone. It is 30 metres (98 feet) in height, and the outstretched arms are 28 metres (92 feet) wide.




Teatro Amazonas

Located in the city of Manaus, in the heart of the Brazilian rainforest. The Opera House was first opened in 1894 at the height of the Amazon rubber boom. It is home to the Amazonas Philharmonic Orchestra.




Iguazu Falls

Located in the Iguazu Falls National Park, between the countries of Brazil and Argentina. This semi-circular waterfall was created after a volcanic eruption caused a huge crack in the rock face on which the Paraná River overflows.




Sugarloaf Mountain

Located at the mouth of Guanabara Bay, in Rio de Janeiro, this peak rises 396 metres (1299 feet) high. Pão de Açúcar in Portuguese language, is world renowned for its cableway and views of the city.

NATIVE BRAZILIAN ANIMALS



Toucan



Jaguar



Anaconda

Name the animal

Drag and drop the correct name onto the correct animal image

Anaconda
Piranha
Sloth

Poison Dart Frog
Toucan
Jaguar

Golden Lion Tamarin



Poison Dart Frog



Piranha



Golden Lion Tamarin



Sloth

NATIONAL ANTHEM, FLAG AND CURRENCY

‘The Brazilian National Anthem’ or ‘Hino Nacional Brasileiro’ in Portuguese,
is the official national anthem of Brazil.

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The flag of Brazil is called Bandeira do Brasil in Portuguese and is inscribed with its national motto ‘Order and Progress’.

It was made the official flag of Brazil four days after the country became a republic on the 19th November, 1889.

A blue circle with 27 stars depicts a starry night sky and represents the federal district and 26 states of Brazil. The green background represents the royal house of Brazanza and is symbolic of the lush flora, fauna and nature of the country. The colour yellow represents the house of Habsburg, and is a symbol of the country’s wealth, its fertile soil and huge gold resources.



DID YOU KNOW?

The currency of Brazil is known as the real. There are 100 centavos in one real. The plural of the word, real is reais, and is used to refer to more than one real.

The coins include: 1 centavos, 5 centavos, 25 centavos, 50 centavos and 1 real (1R$).





CAN DO KIDS BAND HIGHLIGHTS

Click on one of the Can Do Kids
to hear more about their experience in Brazil.

Attending a Brazilian soccer match was the favourite part of my trip.It was great to be amongst such a crowd of passionate supporters. I love to surf and Brazil is one of the world’s best surfing nations. Playing with the local musicians in a samba band was also a standout for me.

Brazilians love their fresh fruits and vegetables and so do I! Okra, coconuts, corn and beans. My favourite dish was Feijoada, a bean stew made with pork and rice and it’s eaten in every corner of the county.

The highlight of my trip was travelling up the Amazon River to see the Meeting of the Waters. The Amazon is over 10 million years old and home to billions of trees. There were so many monkeys and I even caught a glimpse of a magnificent Jaguar, which is Brazil’s national animal. What an amazing country!

Rio De Janeiro was a highlight for me thanks to its golden beaches. Learning to dance the samba was so much fun. Everyone wore colourful costumes in the carnival as music played and people danced through the streets. I just couldn’t stop smiling!

I enjoyed visiting the national park and seeing the Iguazu Falls. It was fascinating to learn that Brazil has over 4 million plant and animal species. We travelled up Sugarloaf Mountain in a cable car. The view of Rio de Janiero was spectacular.

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DEPARTURE

We’ve had an exciting adventure on our tour of Brazil.
Click on the game links below to test your knowledge.
Best of luck from me, Amy, Ace, Lin, Oz and Ravi.

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