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General facts

Population: 198.7 million

Capital: Brasília

Official language: Brazilian Portuguese

Currency: Brazilian Real

Religions: Christian and Roman Catholic

Motto: Ordem e progresso (Order and progress)

National Anthem: Hino Nacional Brasiliero

Interesting facts

  • Brazil is the largest country in South America.
  • Brazil is the fourth largest country in the world by both land area and population.
  • The country shares a border with all South American countries except Chile and Ecuador.
  • Approximately 60% of the Amazon Rainforest is located in Brazil.
  • The Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro is one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.
  • The highest point in Brazil is the Pico de Nebilna at the height of 2,994m.

More obscurely, did you know... 

  • There are 2,500 airports in Brazil
  • It has the ninth highest number of billionaires in the world.
  • It has the highest number of different monkeys in the world.