Brazil Facts

Brazil Facts

Brazil, known officially as the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region. It is the world's fifth largest country, both by geographical area and by population and is the largest Portuguese-speaking country in the world. See the fact file below for more information about Brazil.

Capital
Brasília

Population
172 million

Area
8,547,403 sq km (3,300,155 sq mi), largest country in South America;
covers almost 1/2 of the continent, fifth-largest country in world by geographical area

Location
Eastern South America, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, shares common boundaries with every
South American country except Chile and Ecuador

Government
Federative Republic of Brazil

Money
Brazilian real

Climate
mostly tropical, but temperate in south

Languages
Portuguese

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