World Cup 2014

All About Brazil

Learn facts about South America's largest country

June 06, 2014


The Zingu River flows through the Amazon Rainforest near Altamira, Brazil. Brazil is home to 60% of the Amazon, the world's largest rainforest.

Official name: Federative Republic of Brazil

Size: 3,827,612 square miles (8,514,877 square kilometers); about the size of the U.S.

Population: 202,656,788 (estimated for July 2014)

Capital: Brasília

Official Language: Portuguese

Climate: Mostly tropical; cooler in the south

Currency: Real (current exchange rate is about 2 reals per U.S. dollar)

Products: Coffee, soybeans; beef; iron ore; footwear, motor vehicles

Visit Around the World: Brazil to take a virtual tour, learn about the country's history, and more.

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