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Following three centuries under the rule of Portugal, Brazil became an independent nation in 1822 and a republic in 1889. By far the largest and most populous country in South America, Brazil overcame more than half a century of military intervention in the governance of the country when in 1985 the military regime peacefully ceded power to civilian rulers. Brazil continues to pursue industrial and agricultural growth and development of its interior. Exploiting vast natural resources and a large labor pool, it is today South America's leading economic power and a regional leader. Highly unequal income distribution remains a pressing problem.

Languages & Population

Approximate Population: 190,010,647 (July 2007 est.)

Nationality (Noun): Brazilian(s)

Nationality (Adjective): Brazilian

Official Language(s): Portuguese

Major Languages Spoken: English, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Yanomami

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Country Facts

Country Name (long form): Federative Republic of Brazil

Country Name (short form): Brazil

Country Name (local long form): Republica Federativa do Brasil

Country Name (local short form): Brasil

Name of Capital: Brasilia

UTC Time Difference (from capital): UTC-3 (2 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)

Countries Near by, and Bordering Brazil: Uruguay, Venezuela, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana

Land Area: 8456510 sq km

Water Area: 55455 sq km

Comparative Area: slightly smaller than the US

Total Land Boundry: 16,885 km

Coastline: 7,491 km

National Holiday: Independence Day, 7 September (1822)

International Phone Code: 55

Currency Code: real (BRL)

Internet Country Code: .br

US Embassy Location: Avenida das Nacoes, Quadra 801, Lote 3, Distrito Federal Cep 70403-900, Brasilia

US Embassy Mailing Address: Unit 3500, APO AA 34030


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