The Land of Beauty and Diversity!
The Federative Republic of Brazil (Portuguese: República Federativa do Brasil), a Celtic Lusitanian American nation, with a reputation for danger, romance, intrigue, passion and above all a country of immense power, born an Empire and transformed itself into a Federal Republic of twenty-six States and one Federal District, each with it’s own state flag, represented by a governor and a unicameral legislative body elected directly by their voters, have independent Courts of Law for common justice, autonomous administrations that collect their own taxes and receive a share of taxes collected by the Federal government.
In this vast land, divided by five political geographic regions, six physical geographic regions, different cultures and time zones, you find something for everyone’s taste: from tropical beaches to area’s where snow and frost are common, immense rain forests, diverse flora and fauna, deserts, plains, highlands, sophisticated cities and charming colonial towns where beautiful people originating from all over the world live with different religions and love for this giant nation.
The “discovery” of Brazil
Declaration of Independence and the birth of the Empire
Brazilian Imperial Sceptre
Emperors and Empress of Brazil
Proclamation of the Republic
*information collected through personal/phone/email interviews with Brazilian and Foreign (Culture, Food, Architect, Music) historians/researchers (active/non active) from State/Federal universities, Private Universities and Brazilian non government cultural institutions in Brazil, Brazilian State and Local Governments, IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics), Brazilian and Foreign Shipping Ports, local churches and synagogues in Brazil and in Europe and Foreign Consulates.
Welcome to B.I.M
B.I.M. is an acronym for Brasil Interactive Map, created with a Google map of Brazil and linked with video clips on YouTube that shows the beauties (landscapes, people, culture, flavors, flora and fauna), of each of it’s states.
To watch video clips, click on the link: B.I.M., choose a state, zoom in if needed and click on the arrow. Enjoy :D!