Updated: Oct 3
Brazil or officially the Federal Republic of Brazil.
Brazil is located on the continent of South America. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana (one of the French Overseas Territories and Territories) to the north;
Bordered by all the countries of South America except Ecuador and Chile and occupies 47% of the continent of South America.
The city of Brasilia is now the federal capital of Brazil.
The first is Rio de Janeiro where the city of Rio de Janeiro has remained the capital Of the State of Brazil for more than (125) years, before being changed to the City of Brasilia.
Reason for Naming the country
In the era of the Portuguese empires, it was known that the name was linked to a tree (Bau Brazil) in Arabic. Brazilwood A tree species that grows in Brazil and tends to be red was exported to Europe for the manufacture of paint. In 1967, under the military rule of the government, the name was changed to the Federal Republic of Brazil and the name is used to this day.
The flag of Brazil was adopted on November 19, 1889 (which contains 21 stars).
The current flag was adopted on May 11, 1992 (which contains 27 stars).
The Brazilian flag is composed of a green background with a large yellow diamond in the middle.
On top is a blue circle with 27 small white five-pointed stars along with a white stripe that says "ORDEM E PROGRESSO" or “Order and Progress” in green.
The green color represents the House of Braganza of Pedro I, who was the first emperor of the nation.
- The yellow color represents the House of Habsburg.
- The blue color represents the night sky over Rio de Janeiro.
- The white stars represent the 27 states of the nation.
- Brazil is one of the national flags in the world where it does not have
any black or red color that is usually associated with war or blood.
- The Brazilian flag was designed by Raimundo Teixeira Mendes and painted by artist Desio Vellars just like the American flag.
- When a Brazilian flag can no longer be used, it must be burned on November 19, which is Flag Day.
- The president and vice president of the nation have their flags.
-Brazil has a Brazilian Flag Anthem, which is a song dedicated to the national flag. It is performed annually on Flag Day.
The official language of Brazil is Portuguese, Portuguese in Brazil is different from Portugal and other countries, as in English between Britain and the United States, Spanish is very widely spoken in Brazil and is an official language in some regions of Brazil and is recognized as a minority.
National languages. When Brazil was discovered there were more than a thousand languages spoken. Currently, some of these languages are extinct such as indigenous languages, including the languages of the two languages. Today there are 180 languages spoken in Brazil.
The major dominant religion in Brazil is Roman Catholics, with 64.63% of people claiming to practice the religion. Most of the states in Brazil are Catholic, with more than half of the population in 25 of the 27 states being Catholic.
Other Christian religions practiced in Brazil account for around 6.82% of the country Orthodox Christianity, Jehovah's Witnesses, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, more commonly referred to as Mormonism, The Assemblies of God, and Protestant Christianity.
Other minority religions practiced in Brazil include Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, Bahá'í, and Judaism.
Brazilian Real (BRL).
The Federal Presidential Republic.