Facts

  • Capital City:ย Brasรญlia
  • 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 fromย 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

Geography

  • The largest country in South America by area.
    • With an area ofย 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.

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