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Country Brazil


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Region Eastern South America
Area (sq km) 8,514,877
Border Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela
Population 204,259,812
Nationality Brazilian(s)
Ethnicity white 53.7%, mulatto (mixed white and black) 38.5%, black 6.2%, Japanese, Arab, Amerindian, and other 0.9%, unspecified 0.7%
Religion Roman Catholic 73.6%, Protestant 15.4%, Spiritualist 1.3%, Bantu/voodoo 0.3%, other 1.8%, unspecified 0.2%, none 7.4%
Language Portuguese, Spanish, and more
Literacy 89%
Government Federal Republic
Capital Brasilia
Leader Acting President Michel Temer Lulia (since May 12, 2016)
Currency Real (BRL)
Independence Day Sept. 7, 1822 (from Portugal)
National Holiday Independence Day (Sept. 7, 1822)
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