Location of Brazil

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Brazil lies between thirty five degrees west longitude and seventy five degrees west longitude. Brazil also runs between five degrees north latitude and thirty five degrees south latitude. Brazil is located in mainly the eastern part of South America. This country sits in mostly the southern hemisphere of the world. Being completely on the west side of the world, Brazil is not all in the south side of the world. With the equator running through north Brazil, a small portion of Brazil, a small portion of Brazil is in the northern hemisphere. Brazil is bordered by a number of South American countries. Brazil borders Uruguay to the north; Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, and Peru to the east; Bogota to the southeast; Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana to the south; and the Atlantic Ocean to the west.


The landscape of Brazil is covered with plains, plateaus, and tropical grasslands.

The plains has a fertile ribbon of lowlands, about ten through thirty miles wide which are along the country's coastline. Behind the plains sits a huge interior plateau that runs steeply near the lowlands in front of it. This drop forms an escarpment, steep cliff that separates two level areas. In Brazil there is much poverty. People make a living there by subsistence farming. Even though they do farming subsistintly, they use much advanced farming there. Aside from farming there is much more to there culture. People there are involved a lot in astronomy and mathematics. Architecture is another way of living there. This used not only as a money making job, but private uses also.


In the 1500s, the Portuguese colonist built big sugar plantations along the fertile coastal plain and port cities to ship crops to Europe. Brazilian government has been tearing...