Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil. is the largest and most populous country in Latin America, and the fifth largest in the world in both area and population.

Its territory covers 8,514,877 km between central South America and the Atlantic Ocean and it is the eastern-most country of the Americas. It borders Venezuela, Suriname, Guyana and the department of French Guyana to the north, Uruguay to the south, Argentina and Paraguay to the southwest, Bolivia and Peru to the west, and Colombia to the northwest.

The only South American countries not bordered by Brazil are Ecuador and Chile. The Brazilian coastline covers 7,367 km to the east. Numerous archipelagos are part of the Brazilian territory, such as Penedos de Sao Pedro e Sao Paulo, Fernando de Noronha, Trindade e Martim Vaz and Atol das Rocas.

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Capital: Brasília
Currency: Real
Religions: Roman Catholicism
Languages: Portuguese

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