Brazil

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Brazilian Fact 1 (Sept. 30–Oct. 6, 2007)

The 27 stars on the Brazilian flag are arranged as they appear in the night sky over Brazil, and signify each of Brazil’s 26 states and their Federal District, Brasilia, D.F.

Brazilian Fact 2 (Oct. 7–Oct. 13, 2007)

In Brazil, women are more literate than men.  Usually in cases where the two groups are unequal, it’s girls that aren’t educated.  However, of the 18 cases where women are more literate than men, 9 are in Latin America or the Caribbean.

Brazilian Fact 3 (Oct. 14–Oct. 20, 2007)

Brazil is the 5th largest country in the world, by both population and area, just like the U.S. is third in both.

Brazilian Fact 4 (Oct. 21–Oct. 27, 2007)

Only 5.5% of Brazil’s roads are paved.

Brazilian Fact 5 (Oct. 28–Nov. 3, 2007)

Brazil has 50,000 km (30,000 mi) of internal waterways, but most of these are the Amazon River and its tributaries, deep in remote jungle.