Initial Research

General research on Brazil has given me a better idea about the country as a whole, and I have also gone into detail with the football teams and their logos etc.

Brazil Map

Above: Map of Brazil outlining the different States.

Brazil Map by Region

Above: Map outlining the different regions, and which state belongs to which region.

Brazilian State Flags

Above: The Brazilian state flags.

Football

As there are far too many football clubs and teams, I looked at the national leagues – there are four main leagues, Série A, Série B, Série C and Série D and I think it would be good to focus on one particular league, so I have looked at Série A (as this is made up of the best teams).

Brazil Serie A Teams and Logos

Above: This outlines the teams – which state they are from, logos and kit for each team.

Materials

Brazil Natural Resources mainly include:

  • Iron Ore
  • Manganese
  • Bauxite
  • Nickel
  • Granite
  • Limestone
  • Clay
  • Sand
  • Tin
  • Gold
  • Platinum
  • Uranium
  • Gems
  • Petroleum
  • Phosphates
  • Timber
  • Hydroelectric Power

[http://www.mapsofworld.com/brazil/information/natural-resources.html]

Brazil Natural Resources have been listed below:

  • Iron and Steel
  • Chemicals
  • Consumer Goods
  • Plastics
  • Shipbuilding
  • Machinery
  • Vehicles
  • Metal Products
  • Fertilizer
  • Foodstuffs
  • Textiles
  • Clothing
  • Paper Products
  • Petrochemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Cement
  • Wood Products

[http://www.mapsofworld.com/brazil/information/natural-resources.html]

 Some of the major agricultural products are as follows

  • Sugarcane
  • Corn
  • Potatoes
  • Cocoa
  • Peanuts
  • Cassava
  • Rice
  • Beef
  • Cattle
  • Pork
  • Soybeans
  • Oranges
  • Wheat
  • Dry Beans
  • Coffee
  • Cotton
  • Tomatoes

[http://www.mapsofworld.com/brazil/information/natural-resources.html]

 

Beer

Brazil is the world’s third largest market for beer

Some of the better renowned microbreweries include;

  • Baden Baden (Recognised as the first microbrewery in Brazil) – located in Campos do JordaoSao Paulo (founded in 1999)
  • Eisenbahn – located in BlumenauSanta CatarinaBrazil
  • Wäls – founded in 1999
  • Colorado – located in Riberão Preto, and founded in 1995
  • DaDo Bier – located in Porto Alegre – RS

Baden Baden Beer Colorado Beer DaDo Eisenbahn Wals

Coffee

Brazil is responsible for a third of the world’s coffee, making it the world’s largest producer. The coffee plantations cover 27,000 km2 (10,000 sq mi), are mainly located in the southeastern states of Minas Gerais, São Paulo and Paraná where the environment and climate provide ideal growing conditions. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffee_production_in_Brazil]. Coffee production in Brazil dates back to the 1800s. Production as a share of world production peaked in the 1920s, with the country supplying 80% of the world’s coffee, but has declined since the 1950s due to increased global production.

Coffee Distribution

Above: A map of  the Brazilian coffee regions – yellow; Arabica, orange; Robusta.

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