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Facts About Brazil

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Research and Facts about Brazil

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Eastern South America, bordering the Atlantic Ocean


8,511,965 sq km


8,456,510 sq km


55,455 sq km

Land Boundaries:

14,691 km

Border Countries:

Argentina 1,224 km, Bolivia 3,400 km, Colombia 1,643 km, French Guiana 673 km, Guyana 1,119 km, Paraguay 1,290 km, Peru 1,513 km, Suriname 597 km, Uruguay 985 km, Venezuela 2,200 km


7,491 km


mostly tropical, but temperate in south


mostly flat to rolling lowlands in north; some plains, hills, mountains, and narrow coastal belt


largest country in South America; shares common boundaries with every South American country except Chile and Ecuador



Age Structure:

0-14 Years:

25.8% (male 24,687,656/female 23,742,998)

15-64 Years:

68.1% (male 63,548,331/female 64,617,539)

65 Years and Over:

6.1% (male 4,712,675/female 6,769,028) (2006 est.)

Average Age:


28.2 years


27.5 years


29 years (2006 est.)

Ethnic Groups:

white 53.7%, mulatto (mixed white and black) 38.5%, black 6.2%, other (includes Japanese, Arab, Amerindian) 0.9%, unspecified 0.7% (2000 census)


Roman Catholic (nominal) 73.6%, Protestant 15.4%, Spiritualist 1.3%, Bantu/voodoo 0.3%, other 1.8%, unspecified 0.2%, none 7.4% (2000 census)



Portuguese (official), Spanish, English, French



federative republic




26 states (estados, singular - estado) and 1 federal district* (distrito federal); Acre, Alagoas, Amapa, Amazonas, Bahia, Ceara, Distrito Federal*, Espirito Santo, Goias, Maranhao, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Para, Paraiba, Parana, Pernambuco, Piaui, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Norte, Rio Grande do Sul, Rondonia, Roraima, Santa Catarina, Sao Paulo, Sergipe, Tocantins


7 September 1822 (from Portugal)



Real R$

GDP Growth Rate:

2.4% (2005 est.)

Labour Occupations:

agriculture: 20%
industry: 14%
services: 66% (2003 est.)

Unemployment Rate:

9.9% (2005 est.

Inflation Rate:

5.7% (2005 est.)

Agriculture Produce:

coffee, soybeans, wheat, rice, corn, sugarcane, cocoa, citrus; beef



total: 29,412 km (1,567 km electrified)


total: 1,724,929 km paved:
94,871 km unpaved:
1,630,058 km (2000)


total: 709
over 3,047 m: 8
2,438 to 3,047 m: 24
1,524 to 2,437 m: 162
914 to 1,523 m: 463
under 914 m: 52 (2005)

Ports & Harbours:

Gebig, Itaqui, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande, San Sebasttiao, Santos, Sepetiba Terminal, Tubarao, Vitoria


Mains Telephones:

42,382,200 (2004)

Mobile Telephones:

65.605 million (2004)

Television Stations:

138 (1997)

Internet Users:

25.9 million (2005)

Country Internet Code:


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