Brazil NIC

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Full name: Federative Republic of Brazil
Population: 193.7 million (UN, 2009)
Capital: Brasilia
Largest city: Sao Paulo
Area: 8.55 million sq km (3.3 million sq miles)
Major language: Portuguese
Major religion: Christianity
Life expectancy: 69 years (men), 76 years (women) (UN)
Monetary unit: 1 real = 100 centavos
Main exports: Manufactured goods, iron ore, coffee, oranges, other agricultural produce
GNI per capita: US $7,350 (World Bank, 2008)
Economic leader for 3 decades.
Jamie Lerner ­ Mayor and town planner of Curitiba
- Decided to ban cars instead of increasing the size of the roads.
- His main aim as to improve mobility of the locals.
- He realised people need to get around more easily, so he brought a lot of public transport to
the area. And replaced the roads to the city centre with bus lanes. The main reason for this
was to avoid globalisation. He wanted to build a city that was different.

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To increase the speed of the transport the passengers are to pay before the bus arrives at
the circular bus stops. This would mean time is not wasted queuing up for the bus when it has
stopped.…read more


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