Focus on: Brazil

Overview

Sourced from IMUNA:
The Federative Republic of Brazil, more commonly known as Brazil, is the largest country in South America and the fifth largest country in the world. It is bordered by Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, and France (via French Guiana). Brazil declared independence from Portugal in 1822, and is currently governed as a Federal Republic. Brazil has the seventh largest economy in the world by GDP, according to the IMF.

Statistics

  • Capital: Brasília
  • Population: 207.8 million
  • Area (in sq. mi): 3.288 million
  • Language(s): Portuguese
  • Median Age (years): 31.3
  • Human Development Indicators (2016)
    • Human Development Index: 0.754
    • Human Development Rank: 79
    • Life expectancy at birth (years): 74.7
    • Expected years of schooling (years): 15.2
    • Mean (avg.) years of schooling (years): 7.8
    • Gross national income (GNI) per capita (2011 PPP $): 14,145
    • Income inequality, Gini coefficient: 51.5
    • Gender Development Index (GDI): 1.005
    • Population living below income poverty line, PPP $1.90 a day (%): 3.7
    • Employment to population ratio (% ages 15 and older): 62.3
    • Internet users (% of population): 59.1
    • Carbon dioxide emissions per capita (tonnes): 2.5
      • Forest area (% of total land area): 59
      • Forest area (total change %, 1990-2015): -9.7

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