Total Population (million): 191.601284069
Annual growth rate: 1.22074%
Urban population: 84.66%
Ethnic Origins: According to the 2000 census, 53.7% of the Brazilian
population was white, 38.5% of mixed race, 6.2% black, and 0.9%
belonged to other ethnic minorities (Indians, Arabs, Japanese), with
0.7% in no particular category.
Official Language: Portuguese
Other languages spoken: Spanish is generally understood by the
Brazilians. French is still spoken among the university elite, due
to the tradition of its being "the language of culture".
Business language: Portuguese and Spanish; English is not used very
Religion: Despite a very strong Catholic tradition, religious
freedom has been recognized and practised for several decades.
Religions of African origin were legalized in the 1950s, and many
Neo-Pentacostal churches have been opened since the end of the
Area: 8514880 kmÂ²
Type of State: A federal republic based on parliamentary democracy.
The Brazilian constitution gives extensive powers to the government.
Type of economy: Upper-middle-income economy, Emerging Financial
3rd greatest foreign debt; leading producer of sugar and coffee in
To call from Brazil, dial 00
To call in Brazil, dial 55
Internet suffix: .br
Telephone lines: 74.5
Internet users: 22.55
Access to electricity: n.c.