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Samba, Football And Coffee ... Brazil

January 20, 2018

Samba, Football And Coffee ... Brazil

Samba, football and coffee ... Brazil

When we hear these terms, the green dancer state comes to our minds.

"Brazil" from popular musical traditions to the world's most famous game to the Brazilian coffee that its cultivation origin is recognized there.

Brasilia is the capital of Brazil. The origin of the name of the State of Brazil is from the Pau Brazil tree, which has the red color, from which the paint is made and known by this name to this day. 

  • History of Brazil:

It was inhabited by indigenous people 8,000 years ago, before The European colonization. Brazil is a point of contention in its history between Portugal and India, where the Portuguese arrived in 1500 in the search for new countries, followed by exploratory trips in the following year. The colonial conquests followed from European countries, especially after the discovery of Brazilian wood and the red dye extracted from it and the enrichment of agricultural, plant and animal treasures.

Brazil has a population of 212,712,085 people.

Despite the Portuguese occupation of Brazil, some peoples had a significant impact on its culture, such as indigenous peoples, Arabs, Japanese, Africans and Italians. 

  • Brazilian culture:

Is one of the most diverse cultures in the world. This is due to the fact that it is a mixture of many nationalities, as a result of centuries of European colonization, as well as slavery, which came with African migrants across the borders of Brazil as well as living in local cultures with the old customs and ideas of the local population. European settlers also brought ideas, innovations and beliefs with them. The multiple balance of local communities has been significant. All these different influences mean that modern Brazilian culture is unique and very complex.

Samba is the most famous Brazilian dance in the world, which is attributed to Brazil and its origin came from African-based samba music came from the source of African religious rhythm, "Angolano Samba".

This dance is best known in the most famous Brazilian carnivals, such as Rio de Janeiro's annual carnival. 

Rio de Janeiro annual carnival. Brazil Brasil

  • Arabs and Brazil:

Arab immigration to Brazil began in the late 19th century from Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine and Iraq, and increased significantly in the 20th century. Most of them were Christian, then Muslims began to emigrate and a group of Arab Jews arrived in Brazil.

It is worth mentioning that in today's era, the Arabs have reached high political positions in the governments of all the Brazilian states, the most famous is:

The Brazilian President Michel Elias Miguel Tamer, where he was Vice President of Brazil since 2011 and then became President of Brazil since 2016 and is still until the end of 2017 and can continue until the end of his mandate for 2018. 

  • Brazil geographically:

Brazil is widely known as the fifth largest country in the world with an area of 8,547,403 km², equivalent to half the area of the South American continent.

Its geographical nature varies from low mountains and large plateaus to forested lands with many rivers with more than 1000 rivers and the most famous of which is the Amazon River.

Brazil's climate varies from warm to hot, and Brazil is famous for its heavy rainfall, making it globally characterized by agriculture with its mild warm climate. 

  • Industrially:

Is one of the most developed and diversified countries in Latin America, where the industrial field includes aircraft, cars, spare parts, equipment, computers, cement, textiles, steel and petrochemical industries.

Industry accounts for 26.4 % of the country's gross domestic product and employs 14 % of its total labor force. 

  • Tourism:

The popularity of Brazil's many cities around the world, such as Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, has made Brazil a global tourism destination, showing Brazil's most popular landmarks in Brazil's heritage, tradition and nature.

Making it the leader in Latin America tourism. 

  • The main natural attractions in Brazil are:
  • Amazon Forests.
  • Amazon River.
  • Tropical and subtropical forests.
  • Beaches, wide gulfs and coastline.
  • Brazil's unique plant and animal wealth. 

Rio de Janeiro annual carnival. Brazil Brasil

The ease of access to many of the former natural attractions has made Brazil a remarkable environmental tourist attraction. Where the local population and tourist service institutions are aware of the importance of environmental heritage, which promoted tourism activity that doesn’t harm the environment or its resources. 

  • Economically:

Brazil's economy is relatively new when its strength is compared to the international market. Several initiatives have contributed to the economic guarantee of Brazil, which is growing in terms of industry, finance and tourism. It is worth noting that Brazil's currency is the Brazilian Real.

 (It is worth mentioning that Brazil is the seventh largest country in the world in terms of purchasing power parity, and its economy is the largest in Latin America).

Brazil is a member of several economic organizations, including Mercosur and the World Trade Organization.

 Brazil is the largest producer of sugar cane, coffee, fruit, soybeans, maize, cotton, cocoa, tobacco and forest products. 

  • Celebrities:

Many Brazilian names stand out among the world's most famous celebrities to take the lead in many areas of sports such as (Pele-Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Kaka and many others), and literature such as (Paulo Coelho), and also in art, politics, engineering and many other fields.