Brazil Fact File
Population: 202,656,788 (July 2014 est.)
Area: 3,287,612 square miles (8,514,877 square kilometers)
Capital City: Brasilia
Time Zone: UTC-3 (2 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
Location: Eastern South America, bordering the Atlantic Ocean.
Climate: Mostly tropical, but temperate in south.
Currency: Brazilian real. Reals (BRL) per US dollar – 2.36 (2014 est.)
Language: Portuguese (official and most widely spoken language). Less common languages include Spanish (border areas and schools), German, Italian, Japanese, English, and a large number of minor Amerindian languages.
System of Government: Federal republic
Head of State: President Dilma ROUSSEFF (since 1 January 2011)
Telephone Country Code: 55
Electricity: Brazil is one of the few countries that uses both 110 and 220 volts for household current, depending on where you are. The voltage can be different from one area to the next, even within the same state. Generally speaking though, the Northeast will be mostly 220 volts, while the 110-volt service is mainly in the south.
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.)
Life Expectancy at Birth: 73.28 years
Exports: $242.7 billion (2014 est.)
Imports: $241.9 billion (2014 est.)
Gross Domestic Product (Purchasing Power Parity): $3.073 trillion (2014 est.)
GDP per Capita: $15,200 (2014 est.)
Inflation Rate: 6.3% (2014 est.)
Source: CIA The World Factbook
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