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Brazil's Information

Flag of Brazil
Land Area 8,358,140 km2
Water Area 157,630 km2
Total Area 8,515,770 km2
Population 205,823,665
Population Density 24.17 / km2
Government Type Federal Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $3,080.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $14,800
Currency Real (BRL)
Largest Cities
  • Sao Paulo (10,021,295)
  • Rio de Janeiro (6,023,699)
  • Salvador (2,711,840)
  • Fortaleza (2,400,000)
  • Belo Horizonte (2,373,224)
  • Brasilia (2,207,718)
  • Curitiba (1,718,421)
  • Manaus (1,598,210)
  • Recife (1,478,098)
  • Belem (1,407,737)
  • 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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