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.
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|Density||24.3 / km2 ( 63.0 / mi2 )|
|Capital||Brasilia (Federal District)|
|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|
What is the capital of Brazil?
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
|Elevation||1136 meters over sea level|
Most popular cities in Brazil
|#2||Rio de Janeiro||6,023,699|
|#18||Duque de Caxias||818,329|