Outline of Brazil

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Brazil (orthographic projection).svg
An enlargeable relief map of the Federative Republic of Brazil

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Brazil:

Brazil – largest country in both South America and the Latin America region. It is the world's fifth largest country, both by geographical area, 8.5 million km^2, and by population, with over 193 million people.[1][2] It is the largest lusophone country in the world, and the only one in the Americas.[2]

General reference[edit]

An enlargeable basic map of Brazil

Geography of Brazil[edit]

An enlargeable topographic map of Brazil
Main article: Geography of Brazil
 Bolivia 3,423 km
 Peru 2,995 km
 Venezuela 2,200 km
 Colombia 1,644 km
 Guyana 1,606 km
 Paraguay 1,365 km
 Argentina 1,261 km
 Uruguay 1,068 km
 French Guiana 730 km
 Suriname 593 km
  • Coastline: 7,491 km

Environment of Brazil[edit]

An enlargeable satellite image of Brazil
Main article: Environment of Brazil

Natural geographic features of Brazil[edit]

Regions of Brazil[edit]

Main article: Regions of Brazil

Statistical regions[edit]

Further information: Macroregions

Socio-geographic divisions[edit]

Ecoregions of Brazil[edit]

Main article: Ecoregions in Brazil

Administrative divisions of Brazil[edit]

Main article: Administrative divisions of Brazil
States of Brazil[edit]
Main article: States of Brazil
Flag State Abbreviation Capital Area (km²) Population (2005) Density (2005) GDP (% total) (2004) GDP per capita (US$) (2004) HDI (2005) Literacy (2003) Infant Mortality (2002) Life Expectancy (2004)
Bandeira do Acre.svg Acre AC Rio Branco 152,581.4 707,125 4.30 3,242,123 (0.2%) 5,143 0.751 84% 29.8‰ 71.7
Bandeira de Alagoas.svg Alagoas AL Maceió 27,767.7 3,093,994 108.61 11,556,013 (0.7%) 3,877 0.677 70% 48.2‰ 66.0
Bandeira do Amapá.svg Amapá AP Macapá 142,814.6 648,553 4.16 3,720,013 (0.2%) 6,796 0.780 91% 22.5‰ 69.8
Bandeira do Amazonas.svg Amazonas AM Manaus 1,570,745.7 3,393,369 2.05 35,889,111 (2.1%) 11,434 0.780 94% 24.3‰ 73.4
Bandeira da Bahia.svg Bahia BA Salvador 564,692.7 14,637,364 24.46 86,882,488 (4.9%) 6,350 0.742 79% 31.4‰ 71.4
Bandeira do Ceará.svg Ceará CE Fortaleza 148,825.6 8,547,809 54.40 33,261,175 (1.9%) 4,170 0.723 78% 27.6‰ 69.6
Bandeira do Distrito Federal (Brasil).svg Distrito Federal DF Brasília 5,822.1 2,606,885 400.73 43,522,926 (2.5%) 19,071 0.874 96% 15.8‰ 74.9
Bandeira do Espírito Santo.svg Espírito Santo ES Vitória 46,077.5 3,487,199 73.97 34,488,268 (2.0%) 10,289 0.802 90% 17.7‰ 73.1
Bandeira de Goiás.svg Goiás GO Goiânia 340,086.7 5,926,300 16.52 41,316,658 (2.3%) 7,501 0.800 90% 18.3‰ 72.8
Bandeira do Maranhão.svg Maranhão MA São Luís 331,983.3 6,103,327 18.38 16,547,977 (0.9%) 2,748 0.683 77% 36.5‰ 66.8
Bandeira de Mato Grosso.svg Mato Grosso MT Cuiabá 903,357.9 2,803,274 3.10 27,935,132 (1.6%) 10,162 0.796 90% 19.2‰ 72.6
Bandeira de Mato Grosso do Sul.svg Mato Grosso do Sul MS Campo Grande 357,125.0 2,264,468 6.34 19,954,505 (1.1%) 8,945 0.802 91% 16.9‰ 73.2
Bandeira de Minas Gerais.svg Minas Gerais MG Belo Horizonte 586,528.3 19,237,450 32.79 166,564,882 (9.4%) 8,771 0.800 89% 19.1‰ 74.1
Bandeira do Pará.svg Pará PA Belém 1,247,689.5 6,970,586 5.58 34,196,694 (1.9%) 4,992 0.755 90% 23.0‰ 71.4
Bandeira da Paraíba.svg Paraíba PB João Pessoa 56,439.8 3,595,886 63.71 14,863,913 (0.9%) 4,165 0.718 75% 35.2‰ 68.3
Bandeira do Paraná.svg Paraná PR Curitiba 199,314.9 10,686,247 51.48 108,699,740 (6.2%) 10,725 0.820 93% 17.3‰ 73.5
Bandeira de Pernambuco.svg Pernambuco PE Recife 98,311.6 8,413,593 85.58 47,697,268 (2.7%) 5,730 0.718 79% 35.7‰ 67.5
Bandeira do Piauí.svg Piauí PI Teresina 251,529.2 3,006,885 11.95 8,611,106 (0.5%) 2,892 0.703 72% 26.2‰ 68.2
Bandeira do estado do Rio de Janeiro.svg Rio de Janeiro RJ Rio de Janeiro 43,696.1 16,010,429 352.05 222,564,408 (12.6%) 14,639 0.832 96% 18.3‰ 72.4
Bandeira do Rio Grande do Norte.svg Rio Grande do Norte RN Natal 52,796.8 3,003,087 56.88 15,906,902 (0.9%) 5,370 0.738 77% 32.2‰ 69.8
Bandeira do Rio Grande do Sul.svg Rio Grande do Sul RS Porto Alegre 281,748.5 10,845,087 38.49 142,874,611 (8.1%) 13,320 0.832 95% 12.7‰ 74.5
Bandeira de Rondônia.svg Rondônia RO Porto Velho 237,576.2 1,534,594 6.46 9,744,908 (0.6%) 6,238 0.776 92% 22.4‰ 70.6
Bandeira de Roraima.svg Roraima RR Boa Vista 224,299.0 391,317 1.74 1,864,318 (0.1%) 4,881 0.750 91% 18.1‰ 69.3
Bandeira de Santa Catarina.svg Santa Catarina SC Florianópolis 95,346.2 5,866,568 61.53 70,208,541 (4.0%) 12,159 0.840 95% 15.0‰ 74.8
Bandeira do estado de São Paulo.svg São Paulo SP São Paulo 248,209.4 42,342,877 162.93 546,607,616 (30.9%) 13,725 0.833 95% 14.5‰ 73.7
Bandeira de Sergipe.svg Sergipe SE Aracaju 21,910.3 1,967,761 89.81 13,121,517 (0.7%) 6,782 0.742 90% 31.4‰ 70.3
Bandeira do Tocantins.svg Tocantins TO Palmas 277,620.9 1,305,728 4.70 4,768,864 (0.3%) 3,776 0.756 83% 25.6‰ 70.7
Municipalities of Brazil[edit]

Demography of Brazil[edit]

Main article: Demographics of Brazil

For demographics data, see chart presented under "States of Brazil", above.

Government and politics of Brazil[edit]

Main article: Government of Brazil and Politics of Brazil

Branches of government[edit]

Main article: Government of Brazil

Executive branch of the government of Brazil[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of Brazil[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of Brazil[edit]

State-level judiciary[edit]
Main article: State-level judiciary of Brazil
Federal-level judicial branch[edit]
Superior courts[edit]
Second instance Courts[edit]
First instance courts[edit]

Foreign relations of Brazil[edit]

International organization membership[edit]

The Federative Republic of Brazil is a member of:[3]

Law and order in Brazil[edit]

Main article: Law of Brazil

Military of Brazil[edit]

Main article: Military of Brazil

Local government in Brazil[edit]

History of Brazil[edit]

Main article: History of Brazil and Timeline of the history of Brazil

Culture of Brazil[edit]

Main article: Culture of Brazil

Art in Brazil[edit]

Sports in Brazil[edit]

Main article: Sports in Brazil

Economy and infrastructure of Brazil[edit]

Main article: Economy of Brazil

Education in Brazil[edit]

Main article: Education in Brazil

Health in Brazil[edit]

Main article: Health in Brazil

See also[edit]

Main article: Brazil

References[edit]

  1. ^ IBGE. 2011 Population Projection
  2. ^ a b "Geography of Brazil". The World Factbook. Central Intelligence Agency. 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-03. 
  3. ^ "Brazil". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 2, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of Brazil

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