Population of main metropolitan areas:
Sao Paulo (21,090,791); Rio de Janeiro (12,166,798); Belo Horizonte (5,813,410); Brasília (4,201,737); Porto Alegre (4,179,197); Salvador (3,953,288); Recife (3,914,317); Fortaleza (3,852,705); Curitiba (3,449,491); Campinas (3,081,247); Goiânia (2,421,831); Manaus (2,403,986); Belém (2,212,653); Grande Vitória (1,910,101); Santos (1,797,500)
According to the IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics
), less than 48% of the Brazilian population is of European origin. About 43% of the population is of mixed ethnic origin, about 8% is of African origin and less than 2% have other ethnic origins, including Indian, Arab and Japanese.
Other Languages Spoken:
English is the most commonly spoken foreign language in Brazil. Spanish is generally understood by the Brazilians and French is spoken by around 570,000 people across the country.
Portuguese, English and Spanish.
Despite a very strong Catholic tradition, religious freedom has been recognised and practiced for several decades. Religions of African origin were legalised in the 1950s and many Neo-Pentacostal churches have been opened since the end of the 1980s.
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National Currency: Brazilian Real (BRL)
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 Market.
7th world economy with high inequalities; leading producer of sugar and coffee in the world.
HDI (World Rank):
Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.
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22.3 per 100 Inhabitants
49.8 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity:
99.5% of the Population
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