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Brazil Introduction

Brazil is the largest country in South America in terms of both area and population. It occupies almost half the area of the continent and has more people than all the other South American countries combined. Brazil ranks fifth in both area and population among the countries of the world.

A Short Background

Following three centuries under the rule of Portugal, Brazil became an independent nation in 1822. By far the largest and most populous country in South America, Brazil has overcome more than half a century of military intervention in the governance of the country to pursue industrial and agricultural growth and development of the interior.

Exploiting vast natural resources and a large labor pool, Brazil became Latin America's leading economic power by the 1970s. Highly unequal income distribution remains a pressing problem.

1UpTravel's Guide to Brazil

Topography of Brazil - Read more about the geography and topography of Brazil

History of Brazil - Presents a detailed historical background and culture of Brazil

Life & People of Brazil - Study the characteristics, background, and details on the people of Brazil

Local Cuisine of Brazil - Find out delicious local cuisines of Brazil

Holidays in Brazil - Check out a list of the local holidays in Brazil

Festivals in Brazil - Learn about the festivals in Brazil

Embassies of Brazil - Provides an Embassy database for Brazil

Administration facts of Brazil - Learn about the governmental administration facts of Brazil

Newstands in Brazil - Browse through a collection of local online newspapers of Brazil

Attractions in Brazil - Discover the best places to visit, sight seeing, and tourist attractions in Brazil

Maps of Brazil - Discover a detailed map of Brazil

Map Database of Brazil - Browse a large collection of city, country, historical, political, thematic, and shaded relief maps of Brazil

Flags of Brazil - Uncover the flag images and description of the flag of Brazil. Includes historical flags, symbols, and related information

Weather for cities of Brazil - Browse weather forecast, hourly conditions, temperature, sunrise, sunset, and other weather related reports for the cities of Brazil

Shopping in Brazil - Find out the best places for shopping in Brazil

Restaurants in Brazil - Browse a list of eat-outs in Brazil

Geography of Brazil - Highlights the location, map references, area, land boundaries, climate, natural resources, land use, natural hazards, environment, and geography of Brazil

People of Brazil - Learn about the population, age structure, birth and death rate, sex ratio, nationality, ethnic groups, religions, languages, and literacy in Brazil

Government and Politics in Brazil - Profiles the country name, government type, administrative divisions, independence, national holiday, constitution, legal system, suffrage, executive, legislative, and judicial branches, political parties and leaders, and a flag description of Brazil.

Economy of Brazil - Study the GDP, growth rate, per capita, inflation, labor, budget, industries, exports, imports, currency, exchange rates, and economy of Brazil

Communications in Brazil - Browse statistics on telephones, mobile and cellular lines in use, radio broadcast stations, televisions, internet country code, ISP's, internet users, and facts on communications in Brazil

Transportation in Brazil - Offers statistical details on the railways, highways, waterways, ports & harbors, airports, and other facts on transportation in Brazil

Military of Brazil - Provides statistics on military branches, army, air force, navy, manpower, military service, expenditure, and facts on military in Brazil

Transnational Issues of Brazil - Explore international disputes and transnational issues of Brazil


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