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Brazil by Region

Learn more about Brazil, this is Brazil by region:

Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil (PortugueseRepública Federativa do Brasil), is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region. It is the world’s fifth largest country, both by geographical area and by population. It is the largest Portuguese-speaking country in the world, and the only one in the Americas.

Brazil by region is geopolitically divided into five regions (also called macroregions) by the Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística(IBGE); each region is composed of three or more states. Although officially recognized, the division is merely academic, considering geographic, social and economic factors, among others, and has no political effects other than orientating Federal-level government programs.

The five regions are the North (The Exotic Amazon), the Northeast (The Golden Coast), the Center West (The Heart of Brazil), the Southeast (Business and Fun) and the South (Manufacturing and Pampas)

North- The Exotic Amazon

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  • The North is almost entirely covered by the broad expanse of the Amazon rain forest, which covers nearly 5million kilometers (roughly the size of the continental U.S.)
  • By volume, this area has the largest concentration of fresh water in the world: one-fifth of all the earth’s fresh water reserves.
  • The economy of the North Region is essentially based on the vegetation and mineral extraction of resources such as latex, acai, woods, guaraná and nuts.
  • The diversity of plant species is the highest on earth- experts estimate that one square kilometer may contain over 75,000 types of trees, which equals the largest collection of living plants and animal species in the world.
  • 16.9 million Inhabitants.

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Northeast- The Golden Coast

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  • Activities related to IT, oil extraction, raising goats, agriculture of tropical fruits, honey production and shrimp fishing are two very strong sectors of the Northeast economy.
  • The Northeast region is famous for its beaches and tropical climate; the “Golden Coast” boasts 3,500km of stunning coastline.
  • The people and the culture are a mixture of Portuguese, African, Dutch and French origins.
  • The area is rich in natural resources, including sizable oil fields. Other economic contributors are sugar, cocoa and cotton production, cattle breeding, mining, and tourism.
  • 53 million inhabitant

 

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Center-West- The Heart of Brazil

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  • This region, covered with extensive savannas and tropical grasslands, is still sparsely populated, with only 14 million inhabitants.
  • Home of the largest Brazilian manganese reserve. Politics and tourism are also central to the region’s economy.
  • The nation´s capital, the futuristic city of Brasília is in the central-west region. The city was founded in 1960 and is one of the world´s newest capitals.
  • The region also boasts the Pantanal- the world’s largest freshwater wetland, a seasonally flooded plain fed by the tributaries of the Paraguay River. At 68,000 square miles, it is almost 10 times the size of the Everglades.

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Southeast- Business and Fun

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  • The Southeast is the main port of entry to Brazil.
  • The majority of the country’s population is concentrated in this region (roughly 80 million people), even though it accounts for only 11% of the area of Brazil.
  • The Southeast also boasts the highest density of vehicles, schools, airports, highways, hospitals and houses.
  • About 40% of Brazil´s industrial output is generated by the 34,000 factories of São Paulo.
  • The landscape of this region is composed of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest, mountains, valleys, plains and coastline (the third longest in the country.)

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South- Manufacturing and Pampas

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  • A large number of European immigrants – especially Germans and Italians – settled in the region towards the end of the 19th century.
  • This region is highly developed and many cities are famous for their urban planning, like Curitiba, Londrina and Maringá.
  • The economy in the South is based on commerce, industry, services, agriculture, cattle raising, machinery, automobile industry, textiles, tourism, energy production, computer programming, soil, oranges, apples, and grapefruit.
  • Home of the Iguassu falls, one of the most beautiful natural wonders in the world.
  • 27 million inhabitants.

 

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