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Wednesday, 7 September 2016

TODAY IN HISTORY: September 7, 1822 Brazil Gained Independence from Portugal

Brazil officially the Federative Republic of Brazil is the largest country in both South America and Latin America. As the world's fifth-largest country by both area and population, it is the largest country to have
Portuguese as an official language–

The Portuguese discovered Brazil by accident. Pedro Alvares Cabral landed on 23 April 1500. Then, in 1501 Amerigo Vespuci led another expedition to the new land. However at first the Portuguese showed little interest in Brazil although merchants set up coastal trading stations and they exported Brazil wood.

Brazil remained a Portuguese colony until 1808, when the capital of the empire was transferred from Lisbon to Rio de Janeiro. Independence Day is celebrated on September 7, the anniversary of the September 7, 1822 date regent Prince Dom Pedro declared Brazil's independence from Portugal.

Dom Pedro I nicknamed "the Liberator", was the founder and first ruler of the Empire of Brazil. The Portuguese government's threat to revoke the political autonomy that Brazil had enjoyed since 1808 was met with widespread discontent in Brazil. Pedro I chose the Brazilian side and declared Brazil's independence from Portugal on 7 September 1822. On 12 October, he was acclaimed Brazilian emperor and by March 1824 had defeated all armies loyal to Portugal.

BELOW ARE 18 FUN FACTS ABOUT BRAZIL:

1. The name Brazil comes from a tree named brazilwood.
2. It is called Brasil in Portuguese, the official language spoken in Brazil.
3. Brazil is the only country in South America that speaks Portuguese.
4. Portugal claimed the land of Brazil in the year 1500. Independence was declared on September 7, 1822.
5. Brazil is the 5th largest country in the world by both land area and population.
6. The population in 2012 was around 194 million people.
7. The capital city is Brasilia, while the largest city is Sao Paulo.
8. Other major cities include Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Fortaleza.
9. In Brazil they drive on the right-hand side of the road.
10. Brazil shares a border with all South American countries except for Chile and Ecuador.
11. Brazil has one of the largest economies in the world.
12. Brazil is one of the 77 founding members of the United Nations.
13. The Amazon River flows through Brazil, it is the 2nd longest river in the world (after the Nile).
14. Around 60% of the Amazon Rainforest is located in Brazil.
15. The climate in the majority of Brazil is tropical.
16. Brazil is home to a wide range of animals, including armadillo, tapirs, jaguars and pumas.
17. There are around 2500 airports in Brazil.
18. Football (soccer) is the most popular sport in Brazil with the national team consistently among the best in the world, winning the World Cup a record 5 times.
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Edwin Scott

nice I love this.

Endy Edeson

thanks Edwin. Have you traveled to Brazil before? or Would you love to visit Brazil?

Edwin Scott

Will Love to visit Brazil.

Endy Edeson

ok. as for me. I pray to visit Amazon river in Brazil. I was very curious about Amazon when I was a teenager. The Amazon River in South America is the second longest river in the world after the Nile ... The Amazon River accounts for up to 1/5 of the earth's fresh water

Endy Edeson

See a photo of Amazon River
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Jeremiah Ademolu

@Edeson thumbs up for this! I read it line by line. Infact the information is second to none, you did your research very well and dish it accordingly. Good job!

Endy Edeson

@Ademola: Thanks for your kind words. It's my pleasure. If I may ask: which place in Brazil would you love to visit? or have you visited Brazil already?

Jeremiah Ademolu

Not yet, but i'll love to visit their beach

Endy Edeson

@ADEMOLA: ok. Beach? JAIYE JAIYE Things. hahahahaha.

Jeremiah Ademolu

Yes ooo! Just for Gbadunment.

Dozie Emmanuel

Great country. I will like To visit the city of Corinth

Browayson John Sr.

Nice one Endy Edeson. Thumbs up for this enlightenment about Brazil.. It kept me glued. Happy independence to them.

Endy Edeson

@dozie: why do u like to visit the city of Corith? @john: you are welcome bro. which of the city in Brazil would you love to visit?

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