Places in Brazil

Landscape of Brazil

Brazil can be divided into three main regions: The plateau of the Guianas, the Amazon Basin and the Brazilian Plateau. The Amazon basin covers more than one-third of the surface of Brazil, being the largest tropical plains of the world. Due to the density of the forest and due to its impenetrability, this region is hardly developed.

The second important geographical unit is the mountains of Brazil, which has an area of approximately five million square kilometers, spanning more than half the total land area.

The Plateau of Guyana, which is also nearly developed, it rises to the north, being in this region the Pico da Neblina, the country’s highest peak with a height of 3,014 m. To the west the ridge height reduced, rarely reaching more than 150 m to the southeast, even down abruptly, forming a cliff on the coast that runs parallel to the Atlantic Ocean.

Weather of Brazil

The climate in northern Brazil is predominantly tropical, with the more southern subtropical character. In the Amazon basin, the average temperature varies between 27 and 32 ° C, varying rarely in a few days or seasons. On most of the coast, whose northern part is located 25 degrees south latitude, tropical conditions prevail also, however, sea winds mitigate the temperature.

Fauna / Flora of Brazil

The plant world of Brazil has an enormous diversity, particularly in the Amazon basin region. It grow thousands of plants of different types, found, among many others, begonias, laurel, myrtle, orchids and palms. The rubber tree plantations, established industrial exploitation, have great economic importance.

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Brasilia Brazil South America

 

The coastal region grows predominantly mangrove trees, cacao,palms, and Brazil nut trees. In sparse regions of the mountains grow cacti and other thorny plants.

Culture of Brazil

Among the types of popular music, samba, has become the national symbol of identity. The samba is a dance, which takes place mostly in the carnival season, begins at midnight on the Friday before Ash Wednesday and lasts five days. Among the many regional styles, sumptuous sets of drums of samba schools of Rio de Janeiro are the most popular.

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Map of Brazil

 

The samba has also served as the basis of some fashionable dances that have been imposed around the world, such as the Bossa Nova and in recent years, the lambada, wave that stretched from Brazil and Bolivia to Europe and North America . The music of Brazilian Indians is based primarily on wind instruments, especially flutes of various kinds.

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