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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)

Brazil's weather varies widely from north to south; the inland plateaus, including cities such as Belo Horizonte and Brasilia enjoy a rather mild climate, while the coastal cities of the east and southeast, like Salvador and Rio de Janeiro, are much warmer.

The northeastern area is the hottest region in the country, where summer temperatures exceeding 100°F are somewhat common. In the far south, conditions are subtropical, with frequent frosts in fall and winter.

The entire Amazon River basin region is hot, humid (sticky) throughout the entire year, with an average annual temperature of 81°F (27°C).

As for rainfall, the heaviest amounts occur in the upper-reaches of the Amazon, where more than 115 inches is the yearly average.

Generally, the seasons in Brazil are just the opposite of those in the U.S. and Europe; (Spring) October to December; (Summer) January to March; (Fall) April to June, (Winter) July through September.

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