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Brazil : the political-social-economic context (with reference to tourism) / Competitiveness Kenya and Tanzania / Destination
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Student Name Student ID ????? SEMINAR 1 Brazil – the political-social-economic context (with reference to tourism) 1. Country background information 1) With reference to Brazil, provide some general information on the geographical and political context of Brazil.
In terms of size and the number of people living in Brazil, it takes position five globally. Over 193 million people live in Brazil. It was colonized by Portuguese for several decades from 1500 up to 182 when it gained its independence. It is located along Longitudes 28 and 74 degrees West; and latitude 6 and 34 degrees south. It has a total area of 8,514.876.599 km2 of both land and water. It has 55,455 km2 covered by water. A unique feature in its location is that it has its territories extending beyond the tropics and it lies on the equator. It is the only country with this feature in the world. It is made of hills, plains, highlands and mountains making its topography very diverse. In terms of elevation it is between 200 and 800 metres. It has 8 drainage systems, making it one of the countries in the globe with a very extensive river system. All these drains take their water to the Atlantic ocean. It houses the world’s second longest river. Amazon also has the largest volume of water in the world. Other rivers include Parana, Xingu, Negro, and Sao Francisco among others. Climate It has one of the best tropical climatic conditions in the world giving it an ability to support diverse lives on earth. ...
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