Brazil Business

Brazil Business

Brazil has the highest degree of industrialization of all Latin American countries and is (2017) the eighth largest economy in the world. In connection with the diverse and abundant mineral resources, Brazil can be described as a typical emerging country. The economic situation in the 1980s was characterized by increasing unemployment, rapidly increasing inflation rates, […]

Brazil Music

Brazil Music

Independent from Portugal since 1822, Brazil has been a presidential federal republic since 1889, made up of 26 states, each governed by an elected governor and assembly, and by a Distrito Federal (Brasília), created in 1960; the new Constitution of 1988, replacing the one imposed by the military regime in 1969, maintains the presidential system, […]

Brazil

Brazil Morphology

Territorially, Brazil occupies just under half of the entire subcontinent; its coasts, which have a development of 7491 km, represent most of the South American Atlantic coastal contour; the interior has artificial boundaries which broadly correspond to the limits of Portuguese penetration. The internal borders, which measure 15,719 km, were then definitively fixed after the […]

Salvador, Brazil

Salvador, Brazil

Salvador, formerly São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos [ sã  ba ia ðe Todus us Santus; Portuguese “(City of) the Holy Redeemer on All Saints Bay” ], abbreviated name Bahia, capital of the state of Bahia, Brazil, on the east bank of the entrance to All Saints Bay, fourth largest city in […]

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

According to businesscarriers, Rio de Janeiro [ rri ː o de ʒ a ne ː ro, Brazilian rriu di ʒ a ne  ru, “January River”], is the capital of the eponymous Brazilian state, the port at the Guanabara Bay (one of the largest and best natural harbors in the Earth), (2018) 6.69 million residents […]

Brazil Climate

Brazil Climate and Ecology

TERRITORY: CLIMATE From the climatic point of view, Brazil falls entirely within the tropical area; and precisely this tropicality constitutes the most marked character of its geography due to the effects it has on the landscape as well as on men and their activities. However, there are considerable differences from region to region. On the […]

São Paulo, Brazil

São Paulo, Brazil

According to commit4fitness, São Paulo [sã  m pa  lu], is the capital of the state of the same name and the largest city of Brazil, 750-850 m above sea level, in a flat basin of the Rio Tiete, (2018) 12.1 million residents (1934: 1 Million, 1950: 2.04 million, 1970: 5.19 million), in the […]

Brazil Modern and Present Arts

Brazil Modern and Present Arts

Architecture In the early 20th century, neo-colonialist tendencies dominated, v. a. in the architecture of Victor Dubrugas (* 1868, † 1933) and Ricardo Severo (* 1869, † 1940). In the 1920s, the u. Modernism represented by Gregori Warchavchik (* 1896, † 1972)and Flávio de Carvalho (* 1899, † 1973) for the breakthrough of the international […]

Brazil Architecture

Brazil Architecture and Painting

CULTURE: ARCHITECTURE In the first colonial cities, often drawn by military architects (Recife, 1526; Olinda, 1531; Salvador, 1549; São Paulo, 1554; Rio de Janeiro, 1567), architectural activity is closely linked to religious orders, especially that of Jesuits, who from the middle of the century. XVI spread the European styles, according to the Portuguese forms. An […]

Brazil Flora and Fauna

Brazil Flora and Fauna

TERRITORY: ENVIRONMENT. FLORA From the point of view of climate and environmental conditions, the Brazilian territory can be divided into some large regions: the Norte, or Amazonia; the Nordeste, corresponding to the great eastern projection of the subcontinent; the Lesteor Sudeste, which includes all the central Atlantic part; the Center-West, relating to the inland expanses; […]