District 4600 Youth Exchange Brazil Nome do Jovem BRAZIL BRAZIL AT A GLANCE Official Name: Federative Republic of Brazil System of Government: Multi-party political system Official Language: Portuguese National Day: September 7 th, Independence Day Currency: Real(R$) Population: 175 million. 80% urban, 20% rural Sex Distribution: 49.9% male, 50.1% female Ethnic structure: 55,2% white,38.2% mixed race,6.0% black ,0.4% Asian ,0.2% native people. BRAZIL AT A GLANCE Economy Composition: 56% services, 36% industry, 8% farming Major Industries: Aircraft, Textiles, shoes, chemicals, lumber, iron ore, tin, steel, motor vehicles and parts, arms, soya beans, orange juice, beef, chicken, coffee, sugar. Major Trading partners: EU, Central and South America, Asia, USA Area:3,319,666 square miles (47% of South America) Land Use: 58% forests, 22% pasture, 6% crops, 14% other use Religion: 73% catholic, 14,6 % Protestant Most important & Highest populated cities: São Paulo (10.4 million) - Rio de Janeiro (5.9 million) BRAZIL AT A GLANCE Climate: equatorial ,tropical and sub-tropical Standard time: Brasília is minus 3 hours to Greenwich Mean Time Transport Net: roads, railroads, ports and airports Geographical Location 26 States 1 Federal District Regions North Northeast Midwest Southwest South BRAZIL AT A GLANCE Curiosities : Around 58% of Brazil is covered with forests, which include the largest rainforest in the world, located in the Amazon River basin. The country has eight river systems, which carry aproximately 20% of the world's fresh water Brasília - Federal District South East Region - São Paulo South East - Rio de Janeiro South East - Minas Gerais North - Amazon Region Northeast Midwest - Pantanal Region South South – Iguassu Falls and National Park Brazilian Preferable Tastes and Passions District 4600 70 Rotary Clubs 1.200 Rotarians Colocar foto ofcial do Governador e esposa 2011/2012 District Governor José Maria and Aqui colocar um pouco sobre sua família/cidade/Rotary Club e região. OBRIGADO!!! Thank You!!! Gracias!!!