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flag Brazil Brazil: Introduction

Capital: Brasilia

Population

Total Population: 200,361,925
Natural Increase: 0.9%
Density: 24 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 85.2%
Population of main cities including suburbs: Sao Paulo (19,890,000); Rio De Janeiro (14,387,000); Belo Horizonte (5,397,000); Recife (3,769,000); Porto Alegre (3,646,000); Fortaleza (3,415,000); Curitiba (3,261,000); Campinas (3,200,000); Salvador Da Bahia (3,173,000); Colombo (2,160,000); Brasilia (2,090,000).
Ethnic Origins: According to the 2010 Census, 47.7% of the Brazilian population were white, 43.1% of mixed ethnic origins, 7.6% black, and 1.6% belonged to other ethnic minorities (Indians, Arabs, Japanese).
Official Language: Portuguese
Other Languages Spoken: English is the first foreign language spoken in Brazil. Spanish is generally understood by the Brazilians. French is still spoken by around 570,000 people across the country.
Business Language(s): Portuguese, English and Spanish.
Religion: Despite a very strong Catholic tradition, religious freedom has been recognized and practiced for several decades. Religions of African origin were legalized in the 1950s, and many Neo-Pentacostal churches have been opened since the end of the eighties.
Literacy Rate: 88.6%

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Recife, Brasilia, Rio, Sao Paulo, Porto Alegre
It is %T:%M %A In Salvador, Fortaleza
It is %T:%M %A In Manaus

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Brazilian Real (BRL)



Country Overview

Area: 8,515,770 km²
Type of State: A federal republic based on parliamentary democracy. The Brazilian constitution gives extensive powers to the government.
Type of Economy: Upper-middle-income economy, Emerging Financial Market.
7th world economy with high inequalities; leading producer of sugar and coffee in the world.
HDI*: 0.744/1
HDI (World Rank): 79/187

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telecommunication

Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From Brazil, Dial 00
To Make a Call to Brazil, Dial +55
Internet Suffix: .br
Computers: 16.1 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 22.3 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 49.8 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 98.3% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

 
Foreign Trade Indicators 20092010201120122013
Imports of Goods (million USD) 133,673191,537236,964233,388250,447
Exports of Goods (million USD) 152,995201,915256,039242,580242,179
Imports of Services (million USD) 44,07459,51972,97677,75183,540
Exports of Services (million USD) 26,24530,07236,43538,12137,460

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization - Last Available Data.

 
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