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Extractions: Holding a GPS navigation device in one hand and paperwork in the other, Adilio Miranda climbs into a clattering helicopter. The pilot quickly lifts off for a journey into the wilds of the state of Mato Grosso do Sul in southwestern Brazil. Minutes later, they're hovering above an area of the Serra da Bodoquena region known as the Pantanal, the swamp, for its annual flooding. The Pantanal, roughly the size of the state of Kansas, is the world's largest wetland. Below stretch unspoiled rivers and patches of forest. Miranda, a Brazilian physician turned conservationist, motions the pilot to a hillside where he'll alight and begin the day's task of gathering coordinates. For much of the past year, Miranda has been carving out a new national park: Parque Nacional da Serra da Bodoquena. Miranda is the park's director, appointed by IBAMA, Brazil's environmental agency.
Extractions: Comments And Suggestions GAZETTEERS A gazetteer is a dictionary of place names. Gazetteers describe towns, villages, churches and states, rivers and mountains, populations, and other geographical features. They usually include only the names of places that existed at the time the gazetteer was published and often their former names. The place names are generally listed in alphabetical order, similar to a dictionary. Gazetteers may also provide additional information about a town, such as its: Boundaries of civil jurisdiction. Longitude and latitude. Distances and direction from other from cities. Schools, colleges, and universities. Denominations and number of churches. Major manufacturing works, canals, docks, and railroad stations. You can use a gazetteer to locate the places where your family lived and to determine the civil jurisdictions over those places. For example, the town of Santa Rosa de Viterbo in the state of São Paulo was created in 1910. By searching a gazetteer one can learn that after 1944 this town was named Icaturama. There may be many places in Brazil with the same or similar names. You will need to use a gazetteer to identify the specific town where your ancestor lived and the jurisdictions of the municipality, district, and state where records about him or her were kept.
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Extractions: local long form: Republica Federativa do Brasil Government type federative republic Capital Brasilia Administrative divisions 26 states (estados, singular - estado) and 1 federal district* (distrito federal); Acre, Alagoas, Amapa, Amazonas, Bahia, Ceara, Distrito Federal*, Espirito Santo, Goias, Maranhao, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Para, Paraiba, Parana, Pernambuco, Piaui, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Norte, Rio Grande do Sul, Rondonia, Roraima, Santa Catarina, Sao Paulo, Sergipe, Tocantins Independence 7 September 1822 (from Portugal) National holiday Independence Day, 7 September (1822) Constitution 5 October 1988 Legal system based on Roman codes; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction
Extractions: NOTE: The information regarding Brazil on this page is re-published from the 2002 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Brazil Military 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Brazil Military 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.
Extractions: All links checked August 2001 Comments: email@example.com Brazil Links to Internet resources about Brazil. Headings include academic research resources, discussion groups, economy and finance, government, magazines and periodicals, news and newspapers, science and technology, travel and tourism, university Web servers. Location: usa CIA World Factbook 2000: Brazil Basic reference information about Brazil, including details of geography, people, economy, government, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues. Geographical information includes area, population, flag, maps, high and low points, co-ordinates, boundary length, border countries, climate, land use and natural resources.
Extractions: Flags Maps Sightseeing Travel Warnings ... National Parks More Categories Introduction Topography Local Life Local Cuisine Local Holidays Festivals-Events Embassies Administration News Stand Worth a See !! Sight Seeing Maps Flags Shopping Eating Out Recreation Travel Essentials Country Facts Geography People Government Economy Communications Transportation Military Brazil Travel Warning Brazil Military Top of Page Military branches: Brazilian Army, Brazilian Navy (includes naval air and marines), Brazilian Air Force, Federal Police (paramilitary) Military manpower - military age: 18 years of age Military manpower - availability: males age 15-49: 48,298,486 (2001 est.) Military manpower - fit for military service: males age 15-49: 32,388,786 (2001 est.)
Extractions: Flags Maps Sightseeing Travel Warnings ... National Parks More Categories Introduction Topography Local Life Local Cuisine Local Holidays Festivals-Events Embassies Administration News Stand Worth a See !! Sight Seeing Maps Flags Shopping Eating Out Recreation Travel Essentials Country Facts Geography People Government Economy Communications Transportation Military Passenger cruises from Europe are run by Lamport and Holt lines. Other cruise lines, some of which also organise cruises down the Amazon, are Lindblad Travel, Delta, Costa and Society Expeditions. By Rail:br> The main international routes include Rio de Janeiro-Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro-Santiago, Rio de Janeiro-Sao Paulo-Montevideo, Sao Paulo-Bauru-Corumba- Santa Cruz-La Paz, Sao Paulo-Antofagasta.
Extractions: Brazil: Overview Brazilians are friendly, warm, and happy people. Above all they are free-spirited and resent being told what to do. Brazilians are gregarious, outgoing, and love to be around people. The hot climate allows them to spend a great deal of time outdoors, often just chatting with friends or watching people. Women should be aware that it is common for Brazilian men to stare at them or make comments as they walk by; women should not respond in any way to such actions. Brazilians can be very opinionated, and the vigor with which they argue for their convictions often leads foreigners to believe that they are angry. Visitors should not be offended by such behavior. Brazilians tend to view time more as a sequence of events rather than hours, minutes, and seconds. For this reason they may appear to have an extremely casual attitude about time.
BRAZIL - Land geography. Brazil is the largest of the Latin American countries. Covering nearly half (47.3 percent) of the continent of South America http://www.un.int/brazil/brasil/brazil-land.htm
Extractions: Brazil is the largest of the Latin American countries. Covering nearly half (47.3 percent) of the continent of South America, it occupies an area of 3,286,470 sq. miles (8,511,965 sq. km). It is the fifth largest country in the world after the Russian Federation, Canada, China, and the United States. The Equator passes through the north of the country near Macapá; the Tropic of Capricorn passes through the south near São Paulo. Brazil's greatest width, 2,684 miles (4,319.4 km), is almost the same as its greatest distance from north to south, 2,731 miles (4,394.7 km). Brazil has 10 neighbors: the Department of French Guiana and the countries of Suriname, Guyana, Venezuela, and Colombia bound Brazil on the north. Uruguay and Argentina are on the south, and on the west are Paraguay, Bolivia, and Peru. Ecuador and Chile are the only two countries of continental South America that do not share a border with Brazil. The Atlantic Ocean extends along the entire eastern side of the country, giving it a coastline of 4,578 miles (7,367 km). Topo graphy The landscape of Brazil is dominated by two prominent features, the Amazon River with its surrounding lowland basin of 1,544,400 sq. miles (4.000,000 sq. km) and the Central Highlands, a plateau that rises southward from the great river. Most of the Central Highlands consists of a tableland varying in altitude from 984 to 1,640 feet (300 to 500 meters) above sea level, broken by a number of low mountain ranges and cut by deep valleys. The highlands ascend steeply in the east forming an escarpment, where several peaks attain an altitude of 8,202 feet (2,500 meters) or more, and then drop precipitously to a narrow Atlantic coastal plain. A network of high moun tain ranges runs from the south of the country to the northeast forming a continental divide between the Atlantic Ocean and the interior. Brazil's highest peak, Pico da Neblina, reaching 9,888 feet (3,014 meters), is in the north, close to the Venezuelan border.
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Extractions: Last revised: April 27, 2004 BACK TO MY HOME PAGE BACK TO BRIDGEWATER STATE COLLEGE AltaVista provides free translation of web sites. You do not have to be intimidated by any of the resources below that happen to be in a language that you do not read. Use Babelfish language translator to view fairly decent English translations of web sites written in Spanish, Portuguese, and several other languages. My first extended trip to Latin America (besides an overnight stay in Ensenada) was a summer in Mexico with my wife Pamela, mostly at the University of the Americas Puebla . We wrote about our trip in the Fall 1991 issue of Focus, the magazine of the American Geographical Society. I have copies in my office! In 1996 and 2000, I spent much of my time in Brazil at UNIR Recife , attending BRASA V . Visit Rondonia Net for all of my writings about the Amazon and for links to other Rondonia web resources. I have collected these sites primarily for students in my Geography of Latin America class at Bridgewater State College. Others with interests in Latin America may also find these useful. Resource Center of the Americas provides news and analysis regarding critical issues throughout the region. Its extensive database is searchable by topic and country.
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Extractions: Comments And Suggestions HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY This section describes the changes that have taken place in the state structure of Brazil. Depending on where your ancestor lived, it may help to know about changes in the borders of Brazil. This information can help you to understand how records are listed in the Family History Library Catalog. The boundaries of Brazil have changed at various times. Brazil has been enlarged by various treaties from areas of French Guiana, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Paraguay, Bolivia, and Argentina. Important changes in the territory of Brazil include the following: The Treaty of San Ildefonso redrew the Portuguese-Spanish frontiers. The Portuguese were to withdraw from Uruguay (known as Cisplatina or Banda Oriental) in exchange for possession of Rio Grande do Sul. Uruguay gained independence from Brazil.