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Where is Brazil?

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Located in the continent of South America, Brazil covers 8,459,417 square kilometers of land and 55,460 square kilometers of water, making it the 5th largest nation in the world with a total area of 8,514,877 square kilometers.

Brazil became an independent state in 1822, after gaining its sovereignty from Portugal. The population of Brazil is 205,716,890 (2012) and the nation has a density of 24 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Brazil is the Brazilian Real (BRL). As well, the people of Brazil are refered to as Brazilian.

The dialing code for the country is 55 and the top level internet domain for Brazilian sites is .br.

Brazil shares land borders with 10 countries: Bolivia, Argentina, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru.

To learn more, visit our detailed Brazil section.

Quick facts

Population 205,716,890
Density 24.3 / km2 ( 63.0 / mi2 )
Language Portuguese
Independence Year 1822
Capital Brasilia (Federal District)
Currency Brazilian Real
GDP 2,350,000,000,000 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 11,423 (2014 data)
Land Area 8,459,417 km2 (3,266,198 mi2)
Water Area 55,460 km2 (21,413 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Guyana, Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Colombia, Suriname, Venezuela
Minimum Longitude -73.990
Maximum Longitude -29.300
Mininum Latitude -33.740
Maximum Latitude 5.260

What is the capital of Brazil?

map showing the location of Brazil
Location of Brasilia on a map.

Brasilia is the capital city of Brazil. It has a population of 2,207,718, and is located on a latitue of -15.78 and longitude of -47.93.

Brasilia is also the political center of Brazil, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Brasilia, the Capital Of Brazil

City Brasilia
Country Brazil
Population 2,207,718
Longitude -47.92972000
Latitude -15.77972000
Elevation 1136 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Brazil

Rank City Population
#1Sao Paulo10,021,295
#2Rio de Janeiro6,023,699
#3Salvador2,711,840
#4Fortaleza2,400,000
#5Belo Horizonte2,373,224
#6Brasilia2,207,718
#7Curitiba1,718,421
#8Manaus1,598,210
#9Recife1,478,098
#10Belem1,407,737
#11Porto Alegre1,372,741
#12Goiania1,171,195
#13Guarulhos1,169,577
#14Campinas1,031,554
#15Nova Iguacu1,002,118
#16Maceio954,991
#17Sao Luis917,237
#18Duque de Caxias818,329
#19Natal763,043
#20Teresina744,512

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This page was last modified on October 2, 2015.