RIVER PLATE ANGLERS
Amazon Jungle Brazil, South America
2007 Travel & Outfitting Guide
Important Phone Numbers:
THE FLY SHOP • Toll-free 800-669-3474 • Business 530-222-3555
Facsimile 530-222-3572 • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
River Plate Anglers Office
Montevideo, Uruguay • 011-5982-604 -4305 / 011-5982- 604-4306 / FAX 011-5982-601-9993
Brahma - Transfer Agent
Manaus, Brazil: • 011-55 -92-9994-2779 Cellular number
E-mail: email@example.com • Fax: 011-55-92-3664-0623
Hotel Tropical, Manaus : 011 55 (92) 2123 5000
Av. Coronel Teixeira 1320 – Ponta Negra – CEP 69029-120 – Manaus
Phone number: (92) 2123 5000
LOCATION OF BRAZIL: Brazil extends from the Amazonian equatorial plains at latitude 4 degrees North to cool uplands at 30
degrees South where frost occurs frequently. Brazil borders all South American countries except Chile and Ecuador. To the
East, the Brazilian coastline runs 4,600 miles along the Atlantic Ocean.
COUNTRY SIZE: Brazil’s land mass totals 3,285,632 square miles, more than all the European countries combined, or the
United States. Brazil makes up for nearly half the total area of South America. Greatest width: 2,684 miles (almost the same
distance from North to South 2,731).
POPULATION: 169,799,170 (2001 est.) With nearly 170 million inhabitants, 70% are under the age of 30.
LANGUAGES: Portuguese (official), Spanish, English, and French.
ETHNICITY MIXES OF PEOPLE: 55% “white” (includes Portuguese, German, Italian, Spanish, Polish), 38% “mixed” (white &
black), 6% “black,” and 1% “other” (includes; Japanese, Arab, Amerindian).
RACES: There are three basic racial sources for the Brazilian people. To the original inhabitants (Indians), were added
successive waves of Europeans (mainly Portuguese) and Africans (mostly from the sub-Saharan West coast). In the first half
of the 20th century, as a consequence of war, or economic pressures, sizeable contingent’s of immigrants came to Brazil from
parts of Western, Central, & Easte