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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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People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

A - B
  • Pedro de Alcantara (Pedro II) former emperor
  • Castro Alves poet
  • Jorge Amado author
  • Oswaldo Aranha politician, diplomat, statesman
  • Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis author, playwright
  • Fabio Assuncao actor
  • Ruy Barbosa lawyer, jurist, politician, diplomat
  • Antonio Pedro Alcantara Bourbon (Pedro I) former emperor; King Pedro IV of Portugal
  • Bardo de Rio Branco minister of foreign affairs
  • Dr. Vital Brasil founder Sao Paulo's snakebite serum institute at Butanta
C - D
  • Marcelino Candau director-general of WHO
  • Alberto Cavalcanti film director, producer
  • Francisco Costa fashion designer
  • Eduardo Coutinho director, screenwriter, producer
  • Oswaldo Cruz physician, founded the Brazilian Public Health Service
  • Euclides da Cunha author, sociologist, engineer
  • Antonio Goncalves Dias poet, dramatist
  • Luiz Duarte author, playwright, screenplay writer
  • Alberto Santos Dumont early pioneer of aviation
E - G
  • Heinz Ebert tectonicist
  • Florestan Fernandes father of Brazilian sociology
  • Oscar Lorenzo Fernandez composer
  • Joao Baptista de Oliverira Figueiredo military leader, politician, former president
  • Gilberto de Mello Freyre sociologist, cultural anthropologist, historian, journalist, politician
  • Ernesto Geisel military leader, former president
  • Bruno Georgio sculptor
  • Ronald Golias comedian, actor
  • Carlos Gomes composer
  • Camargo Guarnieri composer
H - L
  • Elsie Houston singer
  • Warwick Estevam Kerr agricultural engineer, geneticist, entomologist
  • Aristides Leao biologist, scientist
  • Raw Leiba actor, stuntman
  • Antonia Francisco Lisboa church architect, carver
  • Joaquim Marques Lisboa (Marques of Tamandare) admiral War of the Triple Alliance
  • Monteiro Lobato author, publisher
  • Adolfo Lutz physician, pioneer of public health

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