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Map of Brazil

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Country name:

conventional long form: Federative Republic of Brazil
conventional short form: Brazil
local long form: Republica Federativa do Brasil
local short form: Brasil

 

Capital:

Brasilia

 

Location:

Eastern South America, bordering the Atlantic Ocean

 

Area:

total: 8,514,877 sq km
land: 8,459,417 sq km
water: 55,460 sq km

 

Population:

198,739,269

 

Languages:

Portuguese (official and most widely spoken language); note - less common languages include Spanish (border areas and schools), German, Italian, Japanese, English, and a large number of minor Amerindian languages
 

Climate:
mostly tropical, but temperate in south
 

 

Economy- Overview:

 

Industries:

textiles, shoes, chemicals, cement, lumber, iron ore, tin, steel, aircraft, motor vehicles and parts, other machinery and equipment

 

Exports:
$197.9 billion (2008 est.)
transport equipment, iron ore, soybeans, footwear, coffee, autos
US 14.6%, China 11.5%, Argentina 8.6%, Netherlands 4.9%, Germany 4.5% (2008)

 

Imports:
$173.1 billion (2008 est.)
machinery, electrical and transport equipment, chemical products, oil, automotive parts, electronics
US 14.9%, China 11.6%, Argentina 7.9%, Germany 7% (2008)
 

 

Exchange rates:
reals (BRL) per US dollar - 1.8644 (2008 est.), 1.85 (2007 est.), 2.1761 (2006), 2.4344 (2005), 2.9251 (2004)

 

GDP :
$1.993 trillion (2008 est.)
$1.896 trillion (2007 est.)
$1.794 trillion (2006 est.)
 

 

 

Useful links:

 

  • Trade Fairs

 

 

 

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