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Demography and Social Culture
Brazil also name as The Federative Republic of Brazil. Brazil is the fifth big country in the world and also is the biggest country in Latin America. According to 2012 United Nations World Population Census report, Brazil’s total population has reached 186,500,000 or 2.8% of total population in the world. Brazil land area is about approximately 8,514,877 km2. Brazil has 26 states and 1 federal district that is Brasilia. Official language of Brazil is Portuguese because Brazil was once of the Portuguese colony up to 300 years. Main religion of Brazil is Catholic. Brazil’s national day is 07/09/1822. Brazil has a vast farmland and rainforest, so that Brazil has a rich natural resources and abundant labour supply.
History of Brazil
Since 8000 years ago Brazil already has human beings living in harmony, but there is a written history shows that the European first to explore Brazil was Pedro Alvares Cabral on April 22, 1500 under sponsorship of Portuguese. After Brazil was found by Portuguese, Brazil was a colony of Portuguese from 16th to the 19th centuries. On September 7, 1822, Brazil declared its independence from Portuguese and became a constitutional monarchy, the Empire of Brazil. On 1899, Brazil broke out in a military coup, and the Empire of Brazil was overthrown and it has established a republican government.
Demography of Brazil
Brazil conducted a census in August 2000, which reported a population of 169,872,855. Brazil’s population is very diverse, comprising many races and ethnic groups. In general, Brazilians trace their origins from four sources: Amerindians, Europeans, Africans and Asians. White is 53.7 %, Mulatto (mixed white and black) is 38.5%, Black is 6.2%, other (includes Japanese, Arab, Amerindian) is 0.9%, unspecified is 0.7%. Brazil’s Atlantic coast is densely populated but inland areas are more rare. So, racial and cultural in Brazil are differences significantly. The southern residents are of...
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