|Land Area||8,358,140 km2|
|Water Area||157,630 km2|
|Total Area||8,515,770km2 (#5)|
|Government Type||Federal Presidential Republic|
|GDP (PPP)||$3,080.00 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$14,800|
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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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