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Brazil Facts

Brazil's Information

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Land Area 8,358,140 km2
Water Area 157,630 km2
Total Area 8,515,770km2 (#5)
Population 205,823,665 (#5)
Population Density 24.63/km2
Government Type Federal Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $3,080.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $14,800
Currency Real (BRL)
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  • Name: Brazil
    (long form) Federative Republic of Brazil
  • Capital City: Brasilia (2,606,885 pop.)
    (3,451,549 metro)
  • Brazil Population: 201,009,622 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Brazil Real (BRL)
    (conversion rates)

    Brazil Real
    One Hundred Brazil Reais
  • Ethnicity: White 53.7%, Mulatto (mixed white and black) 38.5%, Black 6.2%, other 0.9%, unspecified 0.7%
  • GDP total: $2.394 trillion (2012 est)
  • GDP per capita: $12,100 (2012 est)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Portuguese (official), and most widely spoken language. Less common languages include Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, English, and a large number of minor Amerindian languages.
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Sao Paolo, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Fortaleza, Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Curitiba, Manaus, Recife, Belem.
  • Name: The name Brazil comes from the Brazilwood tree which grows in Brazil. In Portuguese, this tree is call "pau-brasil" which means "red like an ember".
  • National Day: September 7
  • Religion: Roman Catholic (nominal) 73.6%, Protestant 15.4%, Spiritualist 1.3%, Bantu/voodoo 0.3%, other 1.8%, unspecified 0.2%, none 7.4%
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This page was last updated on September 29, 2015.

Brazil Trivia

What is the Most Dangerous State in Brazil?

With a homicide rate of 64.6 per 100,000 as of 2012, the state of Alagoas in Northeastern Brazil has the highest murder rate in the country.

The Most Dangerous States In Brazil

What Kind of Reptiles Live in Brazil?

Some of the reptiles that live in Brazil include the Loggerhead sea turtle, the Brazilian galliwasp, and the Lutz tree iguana.

The Amazing Reptiles Of Brazil

Where is the Purus River?

The Purus River runs 1,995 miles through the South American nations of Brazil and Peru.

Where is the Purus River?

Where are the Iguazu Falls?

Iguazu Falls is located in the Misiones Province in the Northeastern tip of Argentina, and borders the Brazilian state of Parana to the north. This semicircular waterfall is 1.7 miles (2.7 kilometers) in diameter with a height of 87.5 yards (80 meters), and is made up of 275 individual falls.

Where are the Iguazu Falls?

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