Brazilian History

Brazilian history dates back to the first arrival of humans in South America. Brazil was discovered by Pedro Alvarez Cabral in 1500. It stayed as a Portuguese colony until its independence in 1889.

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Mayans
Argentinean History
Brazilian History

What did the Maya trade?

The Mayans traded their crops. Including cocoa which was very hard to find, corn, beans, peppers, etc. They also sold pottery and handmade things.

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Martial Arts
Brazil
Brazilian History

What martial art was invented in Brazil?

capoeira

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Politics and Government
Brazilian History

What is the salary of the Brazil president?

he just own 4000 dolars, but doesn't spend any money with bills, food, gasoline and others, all is payed by the govern.

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Politics and Government
Brazil
Brazilian History

Who is the leader of Brazil?

The leader of Brazil is the President of Brazil, currently Dilma Vana Rousseff. She was elected in early 2011. The President of Brazil is both the head of state and head of the government.

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Brazil
Brazilian History
Brazilian Language and Culture

What are cities in Brazil?

Brazil has many cities of over a million people.
https://www.britannica.com/topic/list-of-cities-and-towns-in-Brazil-2055400

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Africa
Somalia
Brazilian History

What is the capital of Somalia?

The capital of Somalia is Mogadishu.


Somalia is a country in north east Africa, its capital city is Mogadishu.
Mogadishu
Mogadishu

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Countries, States, and Cities
Africa
Brazilian History

What is a capital city on the gulf of Guinea?

There are two capital cities located on the Gulf of Guinea:

Accra, Ghana

Lomé, Togo

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Brazil
Brazilian History
Population

What is the largest city in Brazil?

Sao Paulo population 11,016,703 according to 2006 estimate.

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Explorers and Expeditions
Brazilian History
Amerigo Vespucci

What were the purposes of Amerigo Vespucci's voyages?

Several of his voyages were merely as an observer by the invitation of Manuel I of Portugal. On a voyage in 1500 which was commanded by Pedro Alvares Cabral, the Portuguese discovered Brazil. When this expedition returned to Portugal with the news of this discovery, the King wanted to know if this was an island or part of a continent that the Spanish were exploring further north. Vespucci was once again selected as an observer under the command of Goncalo Coelho. On these voyages they discovered that continent extended further south than was thought.

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Distances and Travel Times
Uzbekistan
Brazilian History

What is the capital of Uzbekistan?

The capital city of Uzbekistan is Tashkent.
Uzbekistan's capital city is Tashkent.

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Brazil
Explorers and Expeditions
Brazilian History

Who discovered Brazil?

On April 22nd, 1500 the Portugese captain Pedro Álvares Cabral voyaged from Portugal to claim Brazil, landing at Porto Seguro. (He sailed back via Africa, and on to India on the same voyage). The first sight of land for him was a mountain, which he named "Monte Pascoal" or "Paschal Mountain", because it was Easter on that specific day. He called the natives "Indians" (as the Spanish had) because he thought he had reached India.

However, please note that Brazil was inhabited by people when he arrived. A contemporary account of a voyage made up the Amazon river describes the area being densely populated, with farms along the river banks and a great number of large villages. By 150 years later, voyagers only described the jungles we see today. It is likely that the first European visitors brought diseases to the Amazon which wiped out many of the native populations. The point is that Pedro Cabral did not actually "discover" Brazil except that it was the first time Europeans knew of the land. There were people there before him.

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Brazilian History
History of the United States

Who built the statue of Jesus in Brazil?

Two individuals were responsible for the building of the statue of Jesus of Nazareth [c. 7-4 B.C.E. - c. 30 A.D] in Brazil. The statue 'O Cristo Redentor' ['Christ the Redeemer'] is at the top of 'Corcovado' ['Hunchback' Mountain] in the Tijuca Forest National Park of Rio de Janeiro.

Local engineer Heitor da Silva Costa [July 25, 1873-April 21, 1947] designed the statue. French sculptor Paul Maximilien Landowski [June 4, 1875-March 27, 1961] sculpted it.

The construction of 'O Cristo Redentor' took nine years, from 1922 to 1931. It's made of reinforced concrete and soapstone. The statue was dedicated on October 12, 1931.

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History, Politics & Society
Brazilian History

How did Brazil gain its independence?

It is called the Independence of Brazil the process that culminated in the emancipation policy of this country the kingdom of Portugal in the early nineteenth century. Officially, the date is celebrated on September 7, 1822, when the episode was called "Cry of Ipiranga. According to official history on this date, on the banks of the creek Ipiranga (today the city of Sao Paulo), the Prince Regent Peter cried before his entourage: Independence or Death

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Brazil
Brazilian History

How did Brazil get its name?

From a wood that was harvested by the Portuguese to be used as a dye for fabric in the early 1500's. The wood name was Pau Brasil, with a strong red colour. Nowadays it is almost extinguished, it was once all along the Brazilian coast. The Atlantic forest, that harboured such woods, was almost all deforestated in the colonisation of Brazil. because a tipical tree used by the portugueses to paint tissue of red, this tree was called "pau BRASIL"
Brazil is named after a tree (pau-brasil) from which Portuguese, during the colonization period, extracted red colored liquid to paint fabric.

More specifically the name Brazil comes from "brasa" that means ember, "brasil" being the collective noun, meaning an amount of embers.

When the Portuguese first arrived, they called the land "Ilha de Vera Cruz" (Vera Cruz Island). When they realized that this land was not an island, they changed it's name to "Terra de Santa Cruz" (Land of Santa Cruz). However, to avoid losing the territory that France was now interested in obtaining, they started to extract wood from a tree named "Pau-Brasil". Due to the extraction from this tree, they changed the lands name to "Brasil" (Brazil).

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Politics and Government
Brazil
Brazilian History

What type of government does Brazil have?

Brazil is a Federal Republic.

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Languages and Cultures
Latin America
Brazilian History

Which two European countries contributed the most to the languages of latin America?

Spain and Portugal .

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Relationships
Perguntas em Portugues
Brazilian History
Spanish Language and Culture

What African country has Spanish as a official language?

Equatorial Guinea is the only country in Africa where Spanish has official status.
Guinea Ecuatorial (Equatorial Guinea). 5 local languages are spoken too in this country, but Spanish is the official language.

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Brazilian History
FIFA World Cup

When did Brazil win the FIFA World Cup?

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Shotguns
Brazilian History
Product Recalls

ERA Brazilian Shotgun?

ERA shotgunsA line of shotguns made in Brazil by E. R. Armentina. These guns were or still are made for the shotgun manufacturer Stoeger who is now owned by Benelli.
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Brazilian History
Brazilian Language and Culture

What is the name of Brazil's old capital city?

Brazil has two former capital cities. Rio de Janeiro was the capital from 1793 until 1960. Salvador was the first capital, from 1549 to 1793.

Brasilia is now the capital of Brazil. In 1956, Juscelino Kubitschek de Olveira [September 12, 1902 - August 22, 1976], who was President of Brazil, 1956-1961, ordered the building of Brasilia to fulfill an article in Brazil's constiution. Dating from 1891, the article stated that the capital should be moved from Rio de Janeiro to a more central location within the country. It took 41 months to build Brasilia, from 1956 to 1960. Brasilia officially was inaugurated as the capital on April 21, 1960.

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Countries, States, and Cities
Syria
Brazilian History

What is the capital city of Syria?

The capital of Syria is Damascus.

Damascus is the capital and largest city of Syria, a country in western Asia bordering the Mediterranean Sea.

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Brazilian History

Why did the people of Brazil want to move the capital city?

The people of Brazil wanted to move the city because then they would be able to develop Brazil's interior design using the resources of the rain forest.

That isn't a good idea, it would ruin the forests

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Kansas
Countries, States, and Cities
South Africa
Brazilian History

What is an executive capital city?

South Africa has three National capital cities and many Provincial capitals as well.

The National legislative capital, Cape Town, is where the parliament is, and is where the laws are drawn up.

The National Judicial capital, Bloemfontein, is where the Supreme Court of Appeal sits, and it is where the laws are interpreted. The Constitutional Court, which is a new court senior to the Court of Appeal sits in Johannesburg, which does not have capital status.

The National Executive capital, Pretoria, is where the state officials have their headquarters, and it is from Pretoria that the country is run.

This rather unusual arrangement of three capitals is due to the arrangements made when South Africa was put together from four separate and independent countries.

The four countries united into the then 'Union of South Africa' were Transvaal Republic, Orange Free State, Cape Colony and Colony of Natal. Three of the four countries each got a capital. Colony of Natal missed out for some reason, probably because the British already had a capital in the Cape Colony

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Conditions and Diseases
Horse Racing
Jellyfish
Brazilian History

How do you treat a ''Portuguese Man o' War sting?

If I'm not mistaken, you need an anti-venom of some sort...I would get to a hospital & not take any chances. I think they can ;be lethal....

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Portugal
Brazilian History

Is Brazil near Portugal?

no Brazil is in America and Portugal is in Europe

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