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Brazil

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Background[1]

Located in Eastern South America along the Atlantic Ocean, Brazil was under the rule of Portugal for three centuries, until it became an independent nation in 1822 and a republic in 1889. It remains the largest and most populous country in South America as well as a leading economic power. With its vast amount of natural resources and labor, unequal income distribution and environmental issues persist as problem areas.

Population[1]
190,010,647
Climate[1]

mostly tropical; more temperate in the south

Languages[1]
  • Portuguese (official)
  • Spanish
  • English
  • French
Infant Mortality Rate[1]
27.62
Per Capita Health Expenditure[2]
206.00

More Information

Sources

  1. CIA World Factbook
  2. WHO Global Health Atlas

      
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