- Capital City: Brasília
- Brazil is the most visited South American country.
- Brazil was perhaps South America’s most influential country, and rising economic power.
- The country had made major strides in its efforts to raise millions out of poverty, although the gap between rich and poor remains wide.
- Lately, the nation is suffering from soaring crime, a dying economy, and entrenched political corruption.
- A former Portuguese colony, where Portuguese is the main language.
- Brazil has a highly diverse population, including indigenous Americans and the descendants of African slaves and European settlers.
- With a population of 208 million, over 52% of the South Americans live in Brazil.
- Brazil is the world’s fifth most populous country.
- Main religion: Christianity
- Life expectancy: 72 years (men), 79 years (women)
- Currency: Real
News about Brazil
- The largest country in South America by area.
- With an area of 8.55million sq km (3.3million sq miles)
- Brazil occupies about the 50% of the total mainland area of South America.
- Most of the Amazon lies within Brazil.