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Brazil (Portuguese: Brasil [pronounced: bra 'ziw]), officially known as the Federative Republic of Brazil (Portuguese: República Federativa do Brasil) is a federal republic in South America. It is the only Portuguese-speaking country in the Americas and the largest one in the world. With over 207 million inhabitants, Brazil is not only the largest country in both South America and Latin America, but it is also the fifth-largest country in the world by area and the sixth most populous.

The country's capital city is Brasília, and the largest city is São Paulo, with over 12 million inhabitants. The Greater Sao Paulo is the country's largest metropolitan area, with 21.3 million residents.

Brazil is borded to the north and northwest by Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, Bolivia and French Guiana (a department of France), to east by the Atlantic Ocean, to the northeast by Paraguay, to the south and southeast by Uruguay and Argentina. It's current president is Michel Temer.

Before Brazil was discovered by Portuguese explorer Pedro Alvares Cabral in 1500, it was populated by several Indigenous tribes. Brazil remained a Portuguese colony from 1500 to 1815. In 1815, the colony became a kingdom and the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves was created. On September 7, 1822, independence was archived with the establishment of the Empire of Brazil.

StatesEdit

North RegionEdit

  • Acre
  • Amapà
  • Amazonas: The state where the 1997 film Anaconda is set in.
  • Para
  • Rondonia
  • Roraima
  • Tocantins

Northeast RegionEdit

  • Alagoas
  • Bahia
  • Ceara
  • Maranhao
  • Paraiba
  • Pernambuco
  • Piau
  • Rio Grande do Norte
  • Sergipe

Central-West RegionEdit

  • Federal District
  • Goias
  • Mato Grosso
  • Mato Grosso do Sul

Southeast RegionEdit

  • Espirito Santo
  • Minas Gerais
  • Rio de Janeiro: The state where actresses Jennifer O'Neill and Jossara Jinaro were born.
  • São Paulo: The state where actor Tino Bianchi was born.

South RegionEdit

  • Parana
  • Rio Grande do Sul
  • Santa Catarina

Major CitiesEdit

  • Brasília
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Salvador
  • São Paulo
  • Fortazela
  • Belo Horizonte
  • Manaus
  • Curitiba
  • Recife
  • Porto Alegre

ReligionEdit

Chrisitanity is the largest religion in Brazil, with Roman Catholics being the main adherents. Religion in Brazil was formed from the meeting of the Catholic Church with the religious traditions of African slaves and indigenous tribes. The famous Christ the Redeemer statue is one of the most recognized religious statues worldwide.

Films that take place in BrazilEdit

PeopleEdit

Characters from BrazilEdit

People who were born in BrazilEdit

GalleryEdit

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