Brazil
Ordem e progresso - "Order and progress"
Motto of Brazil

National symbols of Brazil

The largest country in South America and the 5th largest nation globally, the Federative Republic of Brazil is located at the heart of South America. It has a 7,400-kilometer coastline along the Atlantic Ocean and borders every South American country except Chile and Ecuador. Brazil is the only South American country with the official language Portuguese. The capital is called Brasilia, and the currency used is Brazilian Real. The ethnicity varies between white, mixed, black, Asian, and Indigenous people. The dominant religion is Catholic, with Protestant and other religious minorities. The country code is +55, and the official domain is “.br.”

Pedro I, the country’s founder, was nicknamed “the Liberator” and was the founder and first ruler of the Empire of Brazil in 1822. The national day is the day Brazil got its independence from Portugal on the 7th of September 1822. Joaquim José da Silva Xavier, better known as Tiradentes, a Brazilian dentist, military man, miner, businessman, and political activist, is considered a national hero of Brazil with his responsibility for the Mining Conspiracy and his attempts to liberate Brazil from Portugal. The flag of Brazil is made up of a green rectangle with a yellow rhombus that appears above it, and within this, a blue circle with a white band that contains the motto “Ordem E Progresso” in green, as well as 27 white stars. The national colors are green and yellow, and the national emblem is a green-yellow star with a red frame and a blue circle in the middle with white stars inside. The emblem is surrounded by coffee and tobacco plants.

Brazil is known for its worldwide famous folkloric dance samba and its highly talented football players, along with the folk in love with football. These are all solid national symbols of the country. Baiana is the national dress which is another distinctive national symbol, an extravagant piece of clothing worn by the beautiful women of Bahia. The national dish is Feijoada, a stew of black beans and vegetables accompanied by a generous compango of pork and sausages. Caipirinha cocktail is the national Brazillian drink, which has cachaca, sugar, and lemon. The giant Jesus statue in Rio is called Hino Nacional Brasileiro, which is a national monument.

Brazil’s national animal and symbol are the Jaguar, which is endemic to the Amazonas region of South America. In contrast, the national tree is Paubrasillia with its yellow flowers that can only be found in Brazil. The national flower is ipe-amerello, the golden trumpet flower. The cupuacu is the national fruit that is extremely rich in different nutrients and bioactive compounds such as proteins, fatty acids, vitamin C, flavonoids, carotenoids, and proanthocyanidins. Rufous-Bellied Thrush is considered as the national bird, a tiny songbird with a beautiful voice.

Brazil has many good poets such as Gonçalves Dias, Olavo Bilac, Carlos Drummond De Andrade, Machado De Assis. Guitar Valeo. Guitar Violao is the nationam instrument which is a type of latin guitar and the national airline is called LATAM Brazil.

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