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NW Services, Inc.

2604 Polk St.

Caldwell, Idaho 83605

Phone (208) 250-0379

Fax (208) 454-0968


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(888) 976-3977

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Brazil is the largest country in South America. It is slightly smaller in area than the United States and borders all but two South American countries. The language spoken in Brazil is Portuguese, not Spanish as in most of the other South American countries. The landscape of Brazil is varied and includes not only the Amazon rainforest, but also grasslands, high plateaus, mountains, and coastal plains. The climate of Brazil is tropical in the north and temperate in the south.

Well know cities of Brazil include the capital, Brasilia, Sao Paulo, and of course Rio de Janeiro.


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  • - Carnival is a famous holiday celebrated with parades and dancing. It is celebrated before Lent begins.
  • - The people use a 24 hour clock instead of AM and PM as we do in the U.S.
  • - Because Brazil is in the Southern Hemisphere the seasons are the opposite of those in the United States. July is winter in Brazil and January is summertime.
  • - The school year in Brazil runs from February through December.
  • - Public education is free in Brazil but many exchange students attend private schools to help them prepare for the Vestibular, an important exam taken to get into University.
  • - Soccer is the national sport of Brazil but not all students play soccer.
  • - Brazil is a country of immigrants similar to the United States. Many European, Asian, African, and native cultures are represented in Brazil.

Download the Brazil Culture Gram here.

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