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The Amazon forest is also known as the 'lungs of the earth', Brazil is the country with 2nd largest forest area in the world (477,698 ha), Brazil is the only country in the New World to have been the seat of government for a European country. , Brazil has the 2nd largest no. of airports in the world, It has maximum no. of wins in the Football World Cup (5 times) than any other country, Brazil is world's largest Coffee producer and also the exporter. Brazil has the 3rd largest road network on Earth, The 3rd largest inland waterway networks are located in Brazil, The country that issues the 4th most daily newspapers is Brazil

  Brazil Facts & Figures
Latitude and Longitude 9º 00' S, 56º 00' W
Area 8512000 km2
Capital Brasilia
Time Zone UTC-2 to -5
Official Name Federative Republic of Brazil
Currency Real (BRL)
Government Federal Democracy
Legislature Bicameral
Population 196342592
Independence Date Sept 7, 1822
International Dialing Code 55
ISO Code alpha-3 BR
ISO Code alpha-2 BRA
GDP per Capita (PPP) $9,500.00
Climate Type Tropical and Temperate
Major Language(s) Creole, English, Spanish, Portuguese (official)
Major Ethnic Groups Black, Mulatto, White
Major Religious Groups Bantu, Christian (Protestant, Roman Catholic, Spiritualist)
Administrative Divisions 26 States and 1 Federal districts
Neighbouring Countries Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, France (French Guiana), Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela
Major Industries Mineral, Textile, Chemical, Construction material, Timber, Iron and Steel, Motor vehicles, Automotive, Consumer goods
Natural Resources Oil, Manganese, Gold, Bauxite, Nickel, Iron ore, Platinum, Tin, Uranium, Timber, Hydelpower