Independence Year : 1822
Population : 170115000
Life Expectancy : 62.9
Capital : 211
GNP : 776739.00
GNP Old : 804108.00
Local Name : Brasil
Government Form : Federal Republic
Location : Eastern South America, bordering the Atlantic Ocean
Terrain : Dense forests in northern regions including Amazon Basin; semiarid along northeast coast; mountains, hills, and rolling plains in the southwest, including Mato Grosso; and coastal lowland.
Climate : Mostly tropical or semitropical with temperate zone in the south.
Ethnic Group : Brazil's population is derived from three main ethnic sources. To the original inhabitants (Indians) were added successive waves of Europeans (mainly Portuguese) and Africans (mostly from the sub-Saharan west coast, belonging to the Bantu and to the Sudan
Religions : Roman Catholic (80%).
Official Website : www.brazil.gov.br/
Genral Information - Brazil
Following three centuries under the rule of Portugal, Brazil became an independent nation in 1822. By far the largest and most populous country in South America, Brazil has overcome more than half a century of military intervention in the governance of the country to pursue industrial and agricultural growth and development of the interior.Tourism in Brazil is growing and Expedia is a great outlet to book your next trip.
Exploiting vast natural resources and a large labor pool, Brazil became Latin America's leading economic power by the 1970s. Highly unequal income distribution remains a pressing problem.
(Source: CIA - The World Factbook)