Brazil

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Federative Republic of Brazil
Repu′blica Federativa do Brasil CAPITAL: Brasília FLAG: The national flag consists of a green field upon which is a large yellow diamond twice as wide as it is high. Centered within the diamond is a blue globe with a constellation of stars, each of which represent a Brazilian state. Encircling the globe is a white banner bearing the words Ordem e Progresso in green lettering. ANTHEM: Hino Nacional Brasileiro (Brazilian National Anthem) MONETARY UNIT: The Brazilian Real (BRL) is a paper currency of 100 centavos. Frequently used coins are of 5, 10, 25, and 50 centavos and 1 reals. Frequently used banknotes are of 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 reals. BRL 1 = US$0.308011...

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  • Brazil
  • Continent

    • South America
  • Capital City

    • Brasília, Brazil
  • Population

    • 207,353,391 (July 2017 est.)
  • Language(s)

    • Portuguese
  • Long Name

    • Federative Republic of Brazil
  • Type of Government

    • Representative democracy
  • Currency

    • BRL Brazilian Real
  • GDP (PPP) in U.S.$

    • $8,840 (2016)
  • Area

    • 3,287,613 mi²
    • (8,514,877 km²)
  • Average Life Expectancy

    • 74 (2017 est.)
  • Literacy Rate

    • 92.6% (2015 est.)

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