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Federative Republic of Brazil / República Federativa do Brasil

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Local current time in Brazil's time zones, in relevant places.

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The Federative Republic of Brazil (Portuguese: República Federativa do Brasil ) is the largest and most populous country in Latin America and the fifth largest in the world.

Spanning a vast area between central South America and the Atlantic Ocean, Brazil borders Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana. Every South American nation except for Ecuador and Chile borders with Brazil.

Named after brazilwood, a tree highly valued by early colonists, Brazil is home to both extensive agricultural lands and rain forests.

Brazil has four time zones.

The governement decided in April that the country would no longer observe Daylight Saving Time in 2019. Source: Agencia Brasil (Brazil News Agency)

Historically, Daylight Saving Time (DST) or Summer Time had been observed in ten states: São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Espírito Santo, Minas Gerais, Paraná, Goiás, Mato Grosso do Sul, Mato Grosso, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, and in Distrito Federal (the Federal District). See also list of all states.

In 2019 DST ended on 17 February and was due to start again on the first Sunday in November. (source: Brazilian Government site)

The international dialling code for Brazil is 55.

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