Presentation on theme: "District 4600 Youth Exchange Brazil Nome do Jovem"— Presentation transcript:
1 District 4600 Youth Exchange Brazil Nome do Jovem FileName.pptGLC 2008 _ Auxillary Template3/23/ :27 PMDistrict 4600 Youth Exchange Brazil Nome do JovemWelcomeA year ago I was in Dubai and phoned in to the meeting--important meeting as we rolled out need to change org structure--wanted to be part of it/committed to be part of it in future
3 BRAZIL AT A GLANCE Official Name: Federative Republic of Brazil System of Government: Multi-party political systemOfficial Language: PortugueseNational Day: September 7 th, Independence DayCurrency: Real(R$)Population: million. 80% urban, 20% ruralSex Distribution: % male, 50.1% femaleEthnic structure: 55,2% white,38.2% mixed race,6.0% black ,0.4% Asian ,0.2% native people.
4 BRAZIL AT A GLANCEEconomy Composition: 56% services, 36% industry, % farmingMajor 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, USAArea:3,319,666 square miles (47% of South America)Land Use: 58% forests, 22% pasture, 6% crops, 14% other useReligion: 73% catholic, 14,6 % ProtestantMost important & Highest populated cities:São Paulo (10.4 million) - Rio de Janeiro (5.9 million)
5 BRAZIL AT A GLANCE Climate: equatorial ,tropical and sub-tropical Standard time: Brasília is minus 3 hours to Greenwich Mean TimeTransport Net: roads, railroads, ports and airports
6 Geographical Location 26 States1 Federal DistrictRegionsNorthNortheastMidwestSouthwestSouth
7 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