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Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil

Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest and easternmost country in South America and in Latin America. Brazil is the world’s fifth-largest country by area and the seventh most populous. Its capital is Brasília, and its most populous city is São Paulo. Brazil contains most of the Amazon River basin, which has the world’s largest river system and the world’s most-extensive virgin rainforest. The country contains no desert, high-mountain, or arctic environments.

Brazil, flag

The Brazilian flag is a flag with a green field with in the center an emblem. The used colors in the flag are blue, green, yellow, white. The proportion of the Brazilian flag is 7:10. The Flag of Brazil was adopted in 1992. The first use of the current flag design was in 1889. The last change to the current Brazilian flag design was in 1992.

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The “Brazilian National Anthem” (Portuguese: Hino Nacional Brasileiro) was composed by Francisco Manuel da Silva in 1831 and had been given at least two sets of unofficial lyrics before a 1922 decree by president Epitácio Pessoa gave the anthem its definitive, official lyrics, by Joaquim Osório Duque-Estrada, after several changes were made to his proposal, written in 1909.

Religion in Brazil

 (2010 Census)
Religion Percent
Roman Catholicism
64.6%
Protestantism
22.2%
No religion
8.0%
Spiritism
2.0%
Others
3.2%

Facts & Stats

Brazil
Overview

Brazil is the fifth most-populous country on Earth and accounts for one-third of Latin America’s population.

Official Name

República Federativa do Brasil (Federative Republic of Brazil)

Official Language

Portuguese

Capital

Brasília

Population

(2024 est.) 205,223,000

Form Of Government

Multiparty federal republic with two legislative houses (Federal Senate; Chamber of Deputies)

Head Of State And Government

President: Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

Monetary Unit

real (R$; plural reais)

Total Land Area (Sq Km)

8,502,728

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Membership in
International Unions
and Organizations

Brazil is a founding member of and among the largest donors to the Organization of American States (OAS), the Western Hemisphere’s premier diplomatic forum. It is also the driving force behind the Mercosur trade bloc, in which it seeks to unite its economy with those of Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay.

Brazil is a member of several unions. They are International Monetary Fund, United Nations, World Bank, World Trade Organization, WHO, BRICS, IBSA Trilateral.

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Brazil is the largest economy in Latin America, the second in Americas, and is among the top 10 economies in the world. Discover the advantages and investment opportunities by region and sectors in Brazil.

Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (ApexBrasil)

ApexBrasil is the Brazilian government’s trade and investment promotion agency. Regarding the investment activity, they support international investors as they analyze the opportunities to establish a plant in Brazil, start a partnership with a Brazilian company, or commit capital to Brazil through funds and companies.

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Trade and professional associations

Brazil boasts a dynamic network of trade and professional associations that serve as pivotal platforms for industry development, policy advocacy, and international commerce support.  They are instrumental in fostering trade relations, setting professional standards, and providing members with valuable resources and networking opportunities. By uniting industry leaders and experts, Brazil’s associations contribute to the nation’s economic growth and enhance its global trade presence.

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