Introduction

Summary

Republic on the Atlantic coast of South America; on its northern side lie, from east to west, French Guiana, Surinam, Guyana, Venezuela and Colombia and on its west and southwestern sides Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay. Member of the Asociacion Latinamericana de Intergracion (ALADI).

Cities

Capital: Brasilia

Principal Ports

Belém, Manaus, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Santana, Santos, São Francisco do Sul, Vitória

Population

211 million

International Country Code

BR

Language(s)

Portuguese (official), Spanish, English, German

Religion

Roman Catholic

Literacy Rate

90.4%

Weights and Measures

Metric system

Electricity Supply

127/220V, 60Hz

International Direct Dialling Code

00 55

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