República Federativa do Brasil
Federative Republic of Brazil
Capital » Brasilia
Population » 208 million
Language » Portuguese
Religion » Christianity
Life expectancy » 72 years (men), 79 years (women)
Currency » real (
BRL) Electricity » 220 V @ 60 Hz and 127 V @ 50 Hz
The largest country in South America by area.
Fifth largest in the world.
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.
Largest city » Sao Paulo
Brazil is bordered by
Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela. Brazil has an almost 7,500 km long coastline at the Atlantic Ocean.
Map of Brazil (Source » France, 2021)
As of June 17, 2019, Canadian, Australian, Japanese, and American (possibly others) passport holders entering Brazil for tourism, transit, or business will no longer need a visa for stays of up to 90 days.
Drive on the right
No Carnet de Passage required
The length of time a vehicle can stay in Brazil is based how long the owner can stay in Brazil.
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.
World Economic Forum (2018)
Innovation capability: 40th
Life expectancy: 72nd
Judicial independence: 79th
Freedom of the press: 83rd
Property rights: 92nd
Reliability of police services: 111th
Roads quality: 112th
Quality of vocational training: 121st
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