Analysis Of Brazil 's ' The Flag Of Brazil '

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Analysis of Brazil
Brazil is a republic in South America comprising about half the area and half the population of South America. It was a colony of Portuguese from 1500 Century and became independent in 1822 and eventually a republic in 1889. Known for its warm and tropical year around climate, the country is an ideal place to come and visit all year round.
Country Flag
The flag of Brazil was officially adopted November 1889 by Raimundo Teixeira Mendes. It was to be depicted as a starry sky above a Rio on November 15, 1889, the day that the Brazilian Republic was officially declared. The flag is green to represent the many beautiful fields that Brazil offers. The large yellow diamond represents Brazil’s wealth, and the blue globe has a total of 26 stars on it to represent each state and the Federal district that is located in Brazil. There is also a banner planted on the blue globe that states “Ordem e Progresso” or Order of Progress which is the country’s motto.
Brazil shields a great portion of the South American continent, and is bordered from the North, West, and South by a number of countries east of the Atlantic Ocean excluding Chile and Ecuador. The country expands an area of about 3,287,617 square miles with roughly 3,266,199 square miles being land and about 21,410 square miles being water. This helps make Brazil the fifth largest country in the world and the largest country in South America, occupying over half the continent. This…

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