Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Population Unit: Brazil

note**The stuff that is green pertains to both countries**
  • Capital- Brasilia
  • Location- Eastern South America and it borders the Atlantic Ocean
  • Size-he total country is 8,514,877 square kilometers (in comparison to the world, its 5th)
  • Climate- mostly tropical weather
  • Terrain- mostly flat in north, some plains, hills, and mountains near middle 
  • Natural Resourcesbauxite, gold, iron ore, manganese, nickel, phosphates, platinum, tin, rare earth elements, uranium, petroleumhydro power, timber
  • Natural Hazards- continuous droughts in northeast; floods and occasional frost in south
  • Population- 190,732,694 (5th compared to the world)
  • Median Age- about 28 years old
  • Life Expectancy- men: 69 female: 76
  • ReligionRoman Catholic 73.6%, Protestant 15.4%, Spiritualist 1.3%, Bantu/voodoo 0.3%, other 1.8%, unspecified 0.2%, none 7.4%
  • LanguagePortuguese (official and most widely spoken language); less common languages include Spanish (border areas and schools), German, Italian, Japanese, English, and a large number of minor Amerindian languages
  • Government- Federal Republic
  • Independence-September 7, 1822. They gained there independence from Portugal.
  • GDP- $2.01 trillion
  • Population below Poverty Line- 26%
  • Agricultural Products- coffee, soybeans, wheat, rice, corn, sugarcane, cocoa, citrus; beef
  • Industries- textiles, shoes, chemicals, cement, lumber, iron ore, tin, steel, aircraft, motor vehicles and parts, other machinery and equipment
United States in Comparison
  • Capital- Washington D.C.
  • Location- North America, it borders Atlantic and Pacific Ocean. It is in between Canada and Mexico
  • Size- 9,826,675 square kilometers
  • Climate- mostly temperate; southern countries are more tropical, northern countries are more arctic
  • Terrain- very mountainous in the West. Low mountains and hills in East.
  • Natural Resources-coal, copper, lead, molybdenum, phosphates, rare earth elements, uranium, bauxite, gold, iron, mercury, nickel, potash, silver, tungsten, zinc, petroleum, natural gas, timber
  • Natural Hazards-tsunamis; volcanoes; earthquake activity around Pacific Basin; hurricanes along the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts; tornadoes in the Midwest and Southeast; mud slides in California; forest fires in the west; flooding; permafrost in northern Alaska, a major impediment to development
  • Population-310,577,000 (3rd compared to world)
  • Median Age- about 37 years old
  • Life Expectancy- male: 76 female: 81 
  • Religion- Protestant 51.3%, Roman Catholic 23.9%, Mormon 1.7%, other Christian 1.6%, Jewish 1.7%, Buddhist 0.7%, Muslim 0.6%, other or unspecified 2.5%, unaffiliated 12.1%, none 4% 
  • Language- English 82.1%, Spanish 10.7%, other Indo-European 3.8%, Asian and Pacific island 2.7%, other 0.7%
  • Government- Federal Republic 
  • Independence- July 4, 1776 (gained independence from Great Britain 
  • GDP-$14.12 trillion 
  • Population Below Poverty Line- 12%
  • Agricultural Products- wheat, corn, other grains, fruits, vegetables, cotton; beef, pork, poultry, dairy products; fish; forest products
  • Industries-petroleum; consumer goods, lumber, miningm, steel, motor vehicles, aerospace, telecommunications, chemicals, electronics, food processing, 
As you can see, Brazil and the United States have many things in common. There are things such as there government type, religion, some of their natural resources, some natural hazards, and some industries that both countries are alike in. Although Brazil is still a big country, the United Sates is slightly bigger. Also, the United States is the leading industrial power in the world and they are a little bit more advanced in their technology than Brazil. This shows because the United States has a median age of 37 years old and a life expectancy of about 79 years old. Whereas Brazil only has a 28 year old median age and about an 72 year old life expectancy. Both countries have Roman Catholic and Protestant at the top of their countries for main religions. Brazil and the United States are two very interesting countries that have many things alike and different.

Pictures of Brazil
Image from: http://www.wiu-usa.edu/images/brazil_map.jpg

 Image from: http://www.braziltravelpictures.net/travel-Brazil-Rio-de-Janeiro-cokada-photo.jpg

 Image from: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/graphics/flags/large/br-lgflag.gif

Nature Wallpaper: Fernando de Noronha - BrazilImage From: http://www.myfreewallpapers.net/nature/pages/fernando-de-noronha.shtml

 Image From: http://www.birdingpal.org/tours/BrazilItineraryNew.htm

Image From: http://ecolocalizer.com/2009/01/06/why-is-brazil-doubling-its-military-protection-in-the-amazon-rainforest/

Pictures of United States
Image From: http://www.digital-topo-maps.com/county-map/

Image from: http://sunsitesarizonalandrush.com/

Image From: http://geronimo-texas.olx.com/pictures/sold-20-hectares-of-land-in-acapulco-mexico-iid-107081490

Image From: http://www.mapsofworld.com/flags/united-states-flag.html

Image From: http://www.concierge.com/travelguide/chicago/photos/photoview/58453

Image From: http://internetpopculture.wordpress.com/2009/08/11/eight-great-american-landmarks-to-see-before-you-die/

**Note Below**
Everything written in blue at the top is from the CIA Factbook: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/br.html

Everything written in red at the top if from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_population

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