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7 September 1822 (from Portugal)
Eastern South America, bordering the Atlantic Ocean
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
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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14.3 million (2002)

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