Latin America & Caribbean

Brazil profile

Rocket launch in Brazil
Brazil has an advanced space programme
  • Full name: Federative Republic of Brazil
  • Population: 198.3 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Brasilia
  • Largest city: Sao Paulo
  • Area: 8.55 million sq km (3.3 million sq miles)
  • Major language: Portuguese
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 71 years (men), 77 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 real = 100 centavos
  • Main exports: Manufactured goods, iron ore, coffee, oranges, other agricultural produce
  • GNI per capita: US $10,720 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .br
  • International dialling code: +55