Brazil's national flag with its current design was adopted in 1992. It displays 27 stars on a blue disc representing constellations of the Southern Hemisphere.
The largest and the only Portuguese speaking country in South America, the Federative Republic of Brazil was a colony of Portugal before its transition to the Brazil Empire in 1822. Brazil ended its Empire era in 1889 and moved on to become the Republic Velha also called The Old Republic. It was then that a new national flag was proposed, very similar to the one of the United States and was for that reason replaced within days by a flag symbolizing the imperial past of Brazil.
City of Rio
Brazil is amongst many others, famous for "Rio de Janeiro" which means "River of January" and it presents every year the biggest carnival street festival.
Brazil has the most successful football (Soccer) team in World Cup history. All Eyes will be on its team in 2010 in South Africa. In Brazil, Soccer is treated like a religion.
The 2016 Olympic Games will be held in Rio de Janeiro
Carlie 05 Jul 2011 at 08:00 AM
You are the one with the brains here. Iím watching for your posts.