Brazil

Brazil Country Info

Brazil
 
Total Area:
8,514,877 sq km
Population:
203,429,773 (July 2011 est.)
Time Zone:
UTC-3 (2 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time) Brazil is divided into three time zones, including one for the Fernando de Noronha Islands
Language:
Portuguese
Religion:
Roman Catholic (nominal) 73.6%, Protestant 15.4%, Spiritualist 1.3%, Bantu/voodoo 0.3%, other 1.8%, unspecified 0.2%, none 7.4% (2000 census)
Currency:
Real
National Holiday:
7 September 1822 (from Portugal)
Climate:
mostly tropical, but temperate in south
Terrain:
mostly flat to rolling lowlands north; some plains, hills, mountains, and narrow coastal belt
Natural Resources:
bauxite, gold, iron ore, manganese, nickel, phosphates, platinum, tin, rare earth elements, uranium, petroleum, hydropower, timber
Major Cities:
Sao Paulo 19.96 million; Rio de Janeiro 11.836 million; Belo Horizonte 5.736 million; Porto Alegre 4.034 million; BRASILIA (capital) 3.789 million (2009)
Industries:
textiles, shoes, chemicals, cement, lumber, iron ore, tin, steel, aircraft, motor vehicles and parts, other machinery and equipment
Exports:
transport equipment, iron ore, soybeans, footwear, coffee, autos
Source
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/br.html