About Brazil 2016 - CAFOD

About Brazil 2016 - CAFOD

Brazil is the largest country in South America and the fifth largest country in the world! It has a long coastal border with the Atlantic Ocean and borders with ten different countries! Challenge Can you find the names of all the countries Brazil shares a border with using an atlas? Fast facts: Population: 206 million Capital city: Brasilia Largest city: So Paulo Official language: Portuguese. Although there are about 150 indigenous

languages! Local money: Real Main religion: Catholicism This is the flag of Brazil. In the middle of the flag is a blue globe, with 27 stars. Can you find out the meaning of the flag and the words in the middle? Brazil is a ver y varied country. Its la ndscape varies from d ense forests and jungles to huge cities. It has a

greater variety of anim als than most other co untries in the world! Brazil is quite a y. wealthy countr But the gap between the richest and the is poorest people est g ig b e h t

f o e n o in the world. Over 25 million people live in poverty. That is about 1 in 8 people. ple o e p y n a m

, s ie it c In big anty live in favelas (sh wn towns) or in run-do OD is F A C . ts a fl f o s k

c blo helping people to ment rn e v o g e th e d a u pers ality to provide good-qu ess c c a

r e tt e b d n a g housin to octors. jobs, schools and d The Amazon is the largest river in the world and the Amazon rainforest is the largest tropical forest in the world. rest is o f in

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the most threatened in Brazil Many indigenous people living in Brazil live in the Amazon region. The indigenous people who live in the forest have to move when the trees are cut down. CAFOD is helping them to protect their land so that they can support their families and provide food and shelter for them. www.cafod.org.uk cafod.org.uk

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