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Countries : Brazil :    


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South America
   

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   Capital   
Brasilia
  
   Population   
186,112,794
  
   Languages   
Portuguese (official), Spanish, English, French
  
   Independence   
7 September 1822 (from Portugal)
   Location   
Eastern South America, bordering the Atlantic Ocean
  
   Area   
total: 8,511,965 sq km land: 8,456,510 sq km water: 55,455 sq km
  
   Land boundaries   
total: 14,691 km
border countries: Argentina 1,224 km, Bolivia 3,400 km, Colombia 1,643 km, French Guiana 673 km, Guyana 1,119 km, Paraguay 1,290 km, Peru 1,560 km, Suriname 597 km, Uruguay 985 km, Venezuela 2,200 km
  
   Climate   
mostly tropical, but temperate in south


  
  
   Natural resources   
bauxite, gold, iron ore, manganese, nickel, phosphates, platinum, tin, uranium, petroleum, hydropower, timber
  
   Geography - note   
largest country in South America; shares common boundaries with every South American country except Chile and Ecuador
  
   Government type   
federative republic
  
   Currency - Currency code   
Real - (BRL)

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   Internet country code:   
.br
  
   Internet users:   
14.3 million (2002)

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