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Brazil Facts

Country (long form)

Federative Republic of Brazil

Capital of Brazil


Total Area of Brazil

total: 8,515,767 sq km
land: 8,456,510 sq km
water: 55,455 sq km
note: includes Arquipelago de Fernando de Noronha, Atol das Rocas, Ilha da Trindade, Ilhas Martin Vaz, and Penedos de Sao Pedro e Sao Paulo

Population of Brazil

199,321,413 (July 2012 est.)

Estimated Population of Brazil in 2050


Languages of Brazil

Portuguese (official), Spanish, English, French

Literacy in Brazil

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 86.4%
male: 86.1%
female: 86.6% (2003 est.)

Religions of Brazil

Roman Catholic (nominal) 73.6%, Protestant 15.4%, Spriritualist 1.3%, Bantu/voodoo 0.3%, other 1.8%, unspecified 0.2%, none 7.4% (2000 census)

Life Expectancy in Brazil

total population: 71.69 years
male: 67.74 years
female: 75.85 years (2005 est.)

Government Type

federative republic

Currency of Brazil

real (BRL)

GDP (per capita) in Brazil

purchasing power parity - $8,100 (2004 est.)

Industries in Brazil

textiles, shoes, chemicals, cement, lumber, iron ore, tin, steel, aircraft, motor vehicles and parts, other machinery and equipment

Agriculture in Brazil

coffee, soybeans, wheat, rice, corn, sugarcane, cocoa, citrus; beef

Natural Resources of Brazil

bauxite, gold, iron ore, manganese, nickel, phosphates, platinum, tin, uranium, petroleum, hydropower, timber

Telephones (main lines in use)

38.81 million (2002)

Telephones (mobile cellular)

46,373,300 (2003)

Internet Service Providers (ISPs)

Internet hosts: 3,163,349 (2003)

Internet users: 14.3 million (2002)

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