Sep 6, 2011

Brazil's Independence Day Google Doodle

Today Brazilian Google celebrates the Independence Day of the country.

The Brazilian Independence comprised a series of political events occurred in 1821–1823, most of which involved disputes between Brazil and Portugal regarding the call for independence presented by the Brazilian Kingdom. It is celebrated on September 7.

Sep 07, 2010

Brazil's Independence Day

Brazil was a colony of Portugal from the landing of Pedro Álvares Cabral in 1500 until 1815, when it was elevated to the rank of kingdom and the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves was formed. The colonial bond was in fact broken in 1808, when the capital of the Portuguese colonial Empirewas transferred from Lisbon to Rio de Janeiro, after Napoleon invaded Portugal. The independence from Portugal was achieved in 1822. Initially independent as the Empire of Brazil, the country has been a republic since 1889, although the bicameral legislature, now called Congress, dates back to 1824, when the first constitution was ratified. Its current Constitution defines Brazil as a Federal Republic. The Federation is formed by the union of the Federal District, the 26 States, and the 5,564 Municipalities.

Sep 07, 2009

Brasil Independence Day - (Brazil)

Brasil Independence Day

The etymology of Brazil remains unclear. Traditionally, the word "Brazil" comes from brazilwood, a timber tree that many sailors traded from Brazilian regions to Europe in the 16th century. In Portuguese brazilwood is called pau-brasil, with the word brasil commonly given the etymology "red like an ember", formed from Latin brasa ("ember") and the suffix -il (from -iculum or -ilium). This theory is taught as official in schools of Brazil andPortugal.

Sep 07, 2008

Brasil Independence Day

Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world, after RussiaCanadaChina and the United States, and third largest in the Americas with a total area of 8,514,876.599 km2  and 55,455 km2 of water. It spans three time zones.

Sep 07, 2007

Brasil Independence Day

The population of Brazil was approximately 190 million (2008).

Brazil is a political and economic leader in Latin America.

Sep 07, 2006

Brasil Independence Day

Top 3 facts about Brazil:

1. Motto: "Ordem e Progresso" ("Order and Progress")

2. Capital: Brasilia

3. Official languages: Portuguese

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