Quick Info

  • Full Country Name: Republic of Brazil
  • Capital: Brasilia
  • Language: Portuguese.
  • Currency: Real R$ (BRL) = 100 centavos.
  • People: European descent (55%), mulatto (38%), African descent (6%), Japanese immigrants.
  • Life Expectancy: Male: 67.74, Female: 75.85.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic (70%), also a significant proportion who either belong to various cults or practice Indian animism.
  • Size (sq km): 8,514,877 (5th)
  • Population: 188.1 million (5th)
  • Population Density per sq km: 22 (182nd)
  • Country Dialling Code: 55
  • Internet Country Code: .br
  • Time Zone: GMT from -2 to -5.
  • Voltage Guide: 220 AC , 60 Hz (Brasilia), 110 AC, 60 Hz for the rest of the country.
  • Finance: Most international credit cards and traveller's cheques are accepted.
  • Business Hours: 0900-1800 Mon-Friday.
  • GDP: US$650 billion
  • GDP per Capita: US$4,060
  • Inflation: 8%
  • Major Industries: Textiles, shoes, chemicals, lumber, iron ore, tin, steel, motor vehicles and parts, arms, soya beans, orange juice, beef, chicken, coffee, sugar.
  • Major Trading Partners: EU, Central and South America, Asia, USA.
  • Personal Safety: Beware of petty crime (theft, pickpocketing).
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