I'm not really sure what "Brazilians on the World" means as a topic title......it was likely meant to be "Brazilians in the World".
So, I thought I would post here, since I kinda fit into that.
I am not a Brazilian, but an American living in Brazil, in the area of Alphaville (in the metropolis of the city of Sao Paulo), within the state of Sao Paulo.
I know there must be a number of Brazilians listing online, since the radio stations here is so terrible - and that's being kind - they just plain suck.
Anyhow, for those who are interested, here is a little reading:
Brazil (Portuguese: Brasil), officially the Federative Republic of Brazil (Portuguese: República Federativa do Brasil), is a country in South America. It is the fifth largest country by geographical area, the fifth most populous country, and the fourth most populous democracy in the world. Bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east, Brazil has a coastline of over 7,491 kilometers (4,655 mi). It is bordered on the north by Venezuela, Suriname, Guyana and the overseas department of French Guiana; on the northwest by Colombia; on the west by Bolivia and Peru; on the southwest by Argentina and Paraguay and on the south by Uruguay. Numerous archipelagos are part of the Brazilian territory, such as Fernando de Noronha, Rocas Atoll, Saint Peter and Paul Rocks, and Trindade and Martim Vaz.
Brazil was a colony of Portugal from the landing of Pedro Álvares Cabral in 1500 until its independence in 1822. Initially independent as the Brazilian Empire, the country has been a republic since 1889, even though its bicameral legislature (now called Congress) dates back to 1824, when the first constitution was ratified. Its current Constitution defines Brazil as a Federal Republic. The Federation is formed by the union of the Federal District, the 26 States, and the 5,564 Municipalities.
The military took office in Brazil in a coup d'état in 1964, and remained in power until March 1985, when it fell from grace because of political struggles between the regime and the Brazilian elites. In 1967 the name of the country was changed to Federative Republic of Brazil. Just as the Brazilian regime changes of 1889, 1930, and 1945 unleashed competing political forces and caused divisions within the military, so too did the 1964 regime change. Democracy was re-established in 1988 when the current Federal Constitution was enacted. Fernando Collor de Mello was the first president truly elected by popular vote after the military regime.
Brazil is the world's tenth largest economy at market exchange rates and the ninth largest in purchasing power. Economic reforms have given the country new international projection. It is a founding member of the United Nations and of the Union of South American Nations. A predominantly Roman Catholic, Portuguese-speaking and multiethnic society, Brazil is also home to a diversity of wildlife, natural environments, and extensive natural resources in a variety of protected habitats.
- Total 8,514,877 km² (5th in world) 3,287,597 sq mi
- Water (%) 0.65
- 2008 estimate 187,393,918 (5th in world)
- 2007 census 183,987,291
- Density 22/km² (182nd in world) 57/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2007 estimate
- Total USD 1,804 trillion (9th in world)
- Per capita USD 11,873 (65th in world)
GDP (nominal) 2007 estimate
- Total USD 1,313 trillion (10th in world)
- Per capita USD 6,842 (61st in world)