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Julia is 8 years old and lives in Brazil.
Julia lives with her mother and father. Julia's mother is Not Employed. Julia's father is Sometimes Employed. Julia has 3 siblings living in the household. Julia helps with the following duties at home: Animal Care. Julia's favourite activities and interests include: Art or Drawing, Ball Games, and Bicycling. Activities that Julia enjoys through the church are: Only Attends Project. At the compassion centre Julia's favourite activities are: Learning about God and Snack / Meal Time. Julia attends school. She is in the equivalent of grade 1. Julia's favourite subject is Art. Her performance in school is Average. Julia's family lives in the area of Diamante in Brazil.
Brazil is the world's fifth-largest country by area and the fifth most populous. Despite its vast size, almost the entire population lives in a 200-mile-wide zone bordering the Atlantic Ocean. Nearly half the country is taken up by the Amazon basin, a huge network of rivers and jungles.
Most Brazilians are of Portuguese or mixed European and African or Indigenous descent. Brazil was formerly a colony of Portugal, and many Africans were brought to Brazil as slaves. Brazil is widely known for its samba music, dance and vibrant celebrations like Carnaval. Portuguese is the national language, and most people practise Roman Catholicism.
Originally inhabited by Indigenous peoples, Brazil was claimed by Portugal as a colony in 1500. Portuguese rule lasted until 1822 when the colony declared its independence and established an independent monarchy. The monarchy ruled until 1889 when Brazil became a republic. A series of military coups disrupted civil liberties until 1979 when Brazil began to shift more toward democratic norms. Regular popular elections finally resumed in 1989. Brazil has gone through periods of alternating expansion and recession since the 1990s, often provoking protests over government policies and political corruption.
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