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Brazil

Brazil

An industrial power with the largest population in Latin America and the Caribbean, Brazil has made big strides in reducing social and economic inequality. Brazil is located in East Central South America and occupies nearly 50% of the South American Continent. It is bound by Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana to the north, Colombia to the northwest, Peru, Bolivia and Paraguay to the west, Argentina to the southwest, Uruguay to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the east.

 

 

Area: 8.51 million sq km
Population: 200 million
Capital: Brasilia
People: 55% European descent, 38% mulatto, 6% African descent
Language: Portuguese
Religion: 70% Roman Catholic
Government: Federative Republic
GDP: US$650 billion
Major Industries: Textiles, shoes, chemicals, lumber, iron ore, tin, steel, aircraft, motor vehicles and parts, arms, soy beans, orange juice, beef, chicken, coffee, and sugar
Major Trading Partners: EU, Central and South America, Asia, and USA

 

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