About Brazil

brazil_topo2.jpgCapital: Brasilia

Location: Eastern South America (bordering the Atlantic Ocean)

Land Area: Approx. 8.5 million sq km

Population: Approx. 182 million people

Borders: Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela

Climate: Mostly tropical, but temperate towards the south.

Terrain: Mostly flat to rolling lowlands in north; some plains, hills, mountains, and narrow coastal belt.

Natural Resources: bauxite, gold, iron ore, manganese, nickel, phosphates, platinum, tin, uranium, petroleum, hydropower, timber

Currency: real (BRL)

Telephone Code: 55

Internet Domain: .br