Eastern South America - Brazil - Popular Newspapers



Country Information

Location:  Eastern South America, bordering the Atlantic Ocean
Geographic Coordinates:   10 00 S, 55 00 W
Area:   8,514,877 sq km (land: 8,459,417 sq km water: 55,460 sq km)
Climate:  Mostly tropical, but temperate in south
Languages:  Portuguese (official and most widely spoken language)
Population:  202,656,788 (July 2014 est.)
Capital:  Brasilia
Religion:  Roman Catholic 64.6%, other Catholic 0.4%, Protestant 22.2% (includes Adventist 6.5%, Assembly of God 2.0%, Christian Congregation of Brazil 1.2%, Universal Kingdom of God 1.0%, other Protestant 11.5%), other Christian 0.7%, Spiritist 2.2%, other 1.4%, none 8%, unspecified 0.4% (2010 est.)
Ethnic Groups:  White 47.7%, mulatto (mixed white and black) 43.1%, black 7.6%, Asian 1.1%, indigenous 0.4% (2010 est.)
Independence:  7 September 1822 (from Portugal)

Source:  CIA Factbook