Federative Republic of Brazil is located in the east of the South American Continent, with a population of 205,716,890, making
it the 5th largest national population. Its capital is
Brasilia and its largest city is Sao Paulo with a total population of
11,316,149. The country encompasses 8,511, 965 square kilometers making it the 5th  largest country in total area. It shares
boundaries with Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Atlantic Ocean, Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia
and Venezuela.

President Dilma Vana Rousseff is recognized as the Chief of State and Head of Government and, along with Vice President
Michel Miguel Elias Temer Lulia, achieves that status through popular vote  and holds that position for four years with no
term limits. Its form of government is a federative republic and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 5th of
October 1988.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are Portuguese, Spanish, English and French. It counts among its major
religions Roman Catholic, Protestant, Spiritualist, Bantu/Voodoo, other religions, unspecified and no religion. As sources of
mass communication it has 1,365 AM, 296 FM, 161 Short Wave and 138 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Pico da Neblina, its highest point at 3,014 meters and Atlantic Ocean, its lowest point at 0
meters. Its principal waterways are the Amazon River, The Atlantic Ocean and numerous rivers, which measures 50,000

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are textiles, shoes, chemicals, cement,
lumber, iron ore, tin, steel, aircraft, motor vehicles and other parts and machinery equipment. Its official currency is the
Brazilian Real.

Here’s something you may not know about Brazil:  A water lily that grows only in the Amazon river has the largest leaves of
any other water lily in the world.
Barking tree frog
Rio de Janiero on the
Atlantic Ocean- Brazil's
lowest point
Brasilia- Brazil's capital
Iguazu Falls on Brazil's
border with Argentina
Kayapo Indian Children
Pico da Neblina-
Brazil's highest point
Sao Paulo- Brazil's
largest city
Macaw in rainforest
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Smoked Blue Fish
Salad- a traditional
Brazilian dish
Squirrel Monkey
The Amazon River-
Brazil's principle
Updated 19 August 2012
Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
0.6% (2007 est.)


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Boa Vista- Brazil's
northernmost city
Chui- the
southernmost point in
Brazil on the border
with Uruguay
Cruzeiro do Sul-
Brazil's westernmost
city near the border
with Peru
Joao Pessoa Manaira-
the easternmost point
of Brazil on the Atlantic
Equator marker in the
Brazilian town of
Brazilian ladies in
traditional dress
Giant Amazon Water
Brazil's border with
Suriname and French
Itaipu Dam on Brazil's
border with Paraguay
Madeira River on
Brazil's border with
Mount Roraima on
Brazil's border with
Venezuela and Guyana
Oaipoque on Brazil's
border with French
Pacaraima on Brazil's
border with Venezuela
Rio Negro Forest
Reserve on Brazil's
border with Colombia
and Venezuela
Tabatinga on Brazil's
tres frontera with Peru
and Colombia