professoraclaire

I am Professora Claire. I was born in Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil. I have been teaching Portuguese since 1998 and in 2005 I moved to California. Since then I’ve been giving Portuguese private lessons and doing translation work in Los Angeles .

Sep 222012
 

Brazil is:

  • The largest country in South America.
  • The only Portuguese speaking country in the Americas.
  • The largest Portuguese speaking country in the world.
  • The fifth largest country in the world.
  • Brazil has the eighth largest economy in the world.
  • It is the furthest east of any country in the Americas.
  • Has the second highest number of airports in the world.
  • Has the third largest road network on earth.
  • Has the 10th largest railroad network on the planet.
  • Brazil is the longest country in the world, and spans approximately 2800 miles from north to south via land.

Facts about the Brazilian Economy

  • Brazil is one of the fastest growing economies in the world today and currently has an average annual GDP (gross domestic product) growth rate of 5%.
  • It is one of the few countries that have successfully managed to reduce economic inequality in their population in recent times, when inequities are growing in so many other places.
  • Brazil is one of the world’s leading producers of hydroelectric power.
  • Brazil is 100% energy independent! That is quite an accomplishment! Brazil became energy independent in 2006, making a full turn around from years past when imported oil was as high as 70% of the country’s needs.
  • Brazil has the 9th highest number of billionaires in the world.
  • It is one of the largest producers of apples.

Facts about the Brazilian Rainforests

  • Brazil has the greatest biodiversity of any country, and the most species of plants, freshwater fish, and mammals.
  • It is third in the world for numbers of species of birds, and fifth in the world for reptiles.
  • Brazil has the most species of monkeys in the world.
  • The Brazilian rainforest is 60% of the Amazon Rainforest.
  • Brazil contains 25% of the world’s rainforests.
  • Amazon basin gets 7 feet or more of rain a year.
  • The Amazon river is second longest in the world, BUT it is the largest river in the world in water volume.

From

http://www.celebratebrazil.com/interesting-facts-about-brazil.html

Thanks!