• Officially » República Federativa do Brasil 
    • Federative Republic of Brazil
  • Capital » Brasilia

Facts

  • 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
    • Plug Types » C and N

Geography

  • 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)

Map of Brazil (Source » France, 2021)

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Tourism

  • 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.

Overlanding

  • 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.

Festivals

Notes

  • 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 Ranking

  • 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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This page was last updated on 2021.09.01 by Robert Vinet