Basic Facts About BrazilFeb 28th 2013

Basic Facts About Brazil
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Brazil mapFlag & Geo Map:

Common Name: Brasil / Brazil

Official Name: República Federativa do Brasil / Federative Republic of Brazil

Capital: Brasilia

Official Language: Portuguese

Population: 200 million (approx)

Size: 8,514,876 sq km / 3,287,612 sq mi

(largest in South America, 5th largest worldwide)

Coastline: 7,491 km / 4,655 mi

Bordering Countries: Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay, Suriname, French Guiana, Guyana

Bordering Countries Map:

States; Acre, Alagoas, Amapá, Amazonas, Bahia, Ceará, Espírito Santo, Goiás, Marañón, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Pará, Paraíba, Paraná, Pernambuco, Piauí, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Norte, Rio Grande do Sul, Rondônia, Roraima, Santa Catarina, São Paulo, Sergipe, Tocantins, Distrito Federal

Brazil states mapMajor Cities: Sao Paolo, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Brasilia, Fortaleza, Belo Horizonte, Manaus, Curitiba, Recife, Porto Alegre, Belem, Golania, Guarulhos, Campinas, Sao Luis, Sao Goncalo, Macelo, Duque de Caxias, Teresina, Natal

City Map:

Currency: Real (1 BRL = $0.50 USD, $1 USD = 2 BRL)

Holidays: Sept 7, Independence Day (1822 from Portugal)

Time Zone: UTC-3 (official time, east states), UTC-4 (west), UTC-2 (Atlantic islands)

Exports: aircraft, electrical equipment, automobiles, ethanol, textiles, footwear, iron ore, steel, coffee, orange juice, soybeans, corned beef

Religion: 2/3 Catholic, 1/5 Protestant, 1/12 none or other



Article by: Virna Souza [BrazilChicago]

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