Brazil is a country located on the subcontinent of South America. The Brazilian territory is bathed by the Atlantic Ocean, limited to the north, with French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana, Venezuela and Colombia; to the northwest, with Peru; to the west, with Bolivia, Paraguay and Argentina; and to the south, with Uruguay.
The Brazilian territory has a continental dimension, being the fifth largest country in the world, surpassed only by Russia, Canada, China and the United States. The extreme points from north (Monte Caburaí) to south (Arroio Chuí) of the territory add up to 4,394 km and from east (Ponta do Seixas) to west (Serra Contamana) add up to 4,319 km. Brazil has an area of 8 514 876 km², in which about 190,755,799 residents live, being the fifth most populous country in the world, surpassed only by China (1.3 billion), India (1.1 billion), the State United States (314.6 million) and Indonesia (230 million). Despite being considered a populous country, it is sparsely populated.
Due to the territorial dimension, there are three time zones in force in the country. The country’s territory is continuous, except for some islands that are disconnected from the mainland. Much of the Brazilian territory is found in the southern hemisphere (93%), in addition to being entirely in the western part of the world, in the heart of the Earth’s intertropical zone. The geographical location on the globe means that there is a high incidence of sunlight on the surface of the country, so the predominant climate is tropical, but there are other climatic characteristics, such as equatorial, subtropical and semiarid.
The country has several vegetative formations of which we can mention: Cerrado, Caatinga, Atlantic Forest, Mata de Araucária, Prairies, Pantanal, Amazon Forest. As for water resources, the territory is privileged, as there are a large number of rivers, the main hydrographic basins are: Amazon Basin, São Francisco Basin, Paraná River Basin, Paraguay River Basin and Uruguay River Basin.
Brazil is a Federation made up of 26 states and the Federal District, with states divided into municipalities and those into districts.
The Brazilian population is constituted ethnically from Indians, Portuguese, Africans, European immigrants (Italians, Poles, Germans, Spaniards, etc.) and Asians (Lebanese, Japanese, among others). Currently the population is composed of according to color / race: white (49.4%), brown (42.3%), black (7.4%), yellow (0.5%) and indigenous (0.3%).
The Brazilian economy has grown significantly, and today the country is considered an emerging country, and a major agricultural producer which was industrialized, with a diversified industrial park. Several estimates place the country as powers for the future, in view of the great potential it has.
- Name: Federative Republic of Brazil.
- Motto: Order and Progress.
- Gentile: Brazilian and Brazilian.
- Capital: Brasília.
- Most populous city: São Paulo.
- Official language: Portuguese.
- Government: Federative Republic.
- Independence: from Portugal on September 7, 1822, being recognized on August 29, 1825.
- GDP (Gross Domestic Product): 3.1 trillion reais.
- Per capita income: 8,040 dollars a year.
- HDI (Human Development Index): 0.699 (high).
- Life expectancy: 72.9 years.
- Currency: Real.
- Official website: www.brasil.gov.br
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