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Order And Progress

 

General


Population: 203,429,773 (2011)
Land Area: 8,511,965 sq km
Natural Resources: Bauxite, gold, iron ore, manganese, nickel, phosphates, platinum, tin, uranium, petroleum, hydro power, timber
Capital: Brasilia
Political System: Federal Republic
State Leader: Dilma Rousseff (2011)
Languages: Portuguese
Currency: Real (BRL)
Major Religions: Roman Catholic 73.6%, Protestant 15.4%, Spiritualist 1.3%, Bantu 0.3%, Other 1.8%, Unspecified 0.2%, None 7.4%
Major Ethnicities: Caucasian 53.7%, Mulatto 38.5%, African 6.2%, Other 0.9%, Unspecified 0.7%
Life Expectancy: 72.53 years (2011)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 2.024 trillion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 2.194 trillion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 10,900 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 7.5% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 6.1%, Industry 26.4%, Services 67.5% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 20%, Industry 14%, Services 66% (2003)
Industries: Textiles, shoes, chemicals, cement, lumber, iron ore, tin, steel, aircraft, motor vehicles and parts, other machinery and equipment
Agriculture Products: Coffee, soybeans, wheat, rice, corn, sugarcane, cocoa, citrus; beef
Human Development Index: 0.718 (84th)
Tourism Revenue: 3.389 billion (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 7% (2010)

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Army Size: 302 909 (2004)
Budget: 2.6% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation

 

Brazil is located in South America, it is bordered by Venezuela, Suriname, Guyana, French Guiana, Colombia, Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Uruguay. Brazil has the 10th largest economy in the world, this is in part due to economic reforms and large deposits of natural resources. Brazil has been able to go through the global recession without any permanent damage. An election is coming up to replace the current president, hopefully this doesn't bring much change and Brazil can continue growing at a steady rate.

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Sources

CIA World Factbook: Brazil
The Economist: The World In 2010
Wikipedia: Brazil
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/BRA.html

Updated on: December 3, 2011