Where is Brazil?

Located in Eastern South America, Brazil has a 16,145.00 km border with Argentina (1,263 km), Bolivia (3,403 km), Colombia (1,790 km), French Guiana (649 km), Guyana (1,308 km), Paraguay (1,371 km), Peru (2,659 km), Suriname (515 km), Uruguay (1,050 km) and Venezuela (2,137 km).The country is involved in an uncontested boundary dispute with Uruguay over Braziliera Island.

Brazil is a South American country covering 8,515,770.00 km2 of which 1.85% is water and 8,358,140.00 km2 is land. The area includes Arquipelago de Fernando de Noronha, Atol das Rocas, Ilha da Trindade, Ilhas Martin Vaz, and Penedos de Sao Pedro e Sao Paulo. This makes it the 6th largest country in the world and slightly smaller than the US. Its geographic coordinates are 10 00 S, 55 00 W and Brasilia is the capital city.

The name of the country derives itself from brazilwood trees.

Its ISO code is BR.

Geography

Brazil has a mean elevation of 320 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Atlantic Ocean. Its highest elevation is Pico da Neblina which is 2,994m above tall.

It has a tropical climate that is more temperate in the south. Its terrain is mostly flat with some plains, hills, and mountains.

Population

Brazil has a population of 205,823,665 making it the 5th largest in the world. The vast majority of the country lives near the Atlantic coast.

Portuguese is both the official and the most widely spoken language. The majority ethnic groups reported are white, mulatto, and black. The populaton is mainly Roman Catholic and Protestant.

The dialing code for the country is 55.

Government

Brazil is an independent country. It became independent from Portugal in 1822. Its constitution was last ratified in 1988.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Brazil's GDP is $3,080,000,000,000.00 (USD) with $14,800.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 7th largest economy and its citizens the 106th richest in the world. The currency of Brazil is the Real (BRL).

Its major export partners are the United States and China. Its main exports are transport equipment, iron ore, and soybeans. Its major import partners are China, the United States, and Germany. Its major imports include machinery, electrical and transport equp.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017