Essay about Brazil: Brazil and Amazon River

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The exquisite Iguazu Falls are also known as the Iguassu Falls and the Iguaçu Falls. The magnificent spectacle of these 275 individual drops has awed tourists, locals and indigenous inhabitants for centuries. They originate from the Iguazu River and are located on the border of Brazil and Argentina. This river forms the boundary between Brazil and Argentina, making it a significant part of the political and geographical structure of the continent of South America. The name of the falls originates from the Tupi or Guarani language, and means “big water”. While the ancient Brazilian tribes knew of its thunderous beauty, it was only officially ‘discovered’ in 1541, when the European explorer, the Spanish Conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, came across its awe-inspiring beauty. Today, the two UNESCO World Heritage Sites own the Iguazu falls: the Iguazú National Park in Argentina and the Iguaçu National Park in Brazil. The Iguazu Falls stretch in width for 2.7 kilometers (or 1.7 miles). Their height varies between 60 meters (200 feet) and 82 meters (or 269 feet). This makes the Iguazu Falls taller than Niagara Falls and twice as wide. We will be going on the Macuco Boat Safari that will go right under the falls. We will also be going on a helicopter ride of the falls.
Located in Rio de Janeiro, host city for the 2014 FIFA World cup, the Maracanã is the most famous monument to Brazilian sports. The Maracanã was built in time to host the 1950 FIFA World Cup. The stadium is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Rio and it is also part of a sports complex that includes a water sports facility, an athletics facility and a multipurpose arena, the Maracanã. The Maracanã, which once had its attendance record at more than 180 thousand spectators, went through series of renovations to comply with Brazilian and international safety standards. The stadium has hosted many matches for national and international soccer competitions holding more than 60 games per year on average. Now a great project will take the Maracanã complex to a new modern era. Preparing for the FIFA 2014 World Cup. Various improvements of the complex are under planning stage, which will give the complex a new concept accommodating it to FIFA’s demands and the needs and opportunities of the entertainment history. Each game or concert is a unique event and deserves personalized attention in order to give the public the best in entertainment, infrastructure and organization. We will be playing our own full field game.
The Amazon River is located in South America. It runs through Guyana, Ecuador, Venezuela, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia and Peru. The length of the Amazon River is approximately 6400 kilometers (4000 miles). The Amazon River carries more water than any other river in the world. In fact, the Amazon River is responsible for about one-fifth (twenty percent) of the fresh water that flows into the world's oceans. During the wet season, the Amazon River can reach over 190 kilometers (120 miles) in width. There are no bridges that cross the Amazon, mostly because there is no need; the majority of the Amazon River runs through rainforests rather than roads or cities. The largest city along the Amazon River is Manaus. Located in Brazil it is home to over 1.7 million people. There are over 3000 known species of fish that live in the Amazon River, with more constantly being discovered. Anacondas lurk in the shallow waters of the Amazon Basin; they are one of the largest snakes in the