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Map of Brazil

Map of Brazil.

The capital of Brazil is Brasilia.

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Brazil Flag

Flag of Brazil.

The flag of Brazil is green with a large yellow diamond in the center bearing a blue celestial globe with 27 white five-pointed stars (one for each state and the Federal District); arranged in the same pattern as the night sky over Brazil.

The globe has a white equatorial band with the motto 'Ordem e Progresso' (Order and Progress).

Brazil - Background Information

Following three centuries under the rule of Portugal, Brazil became an independent nation in 1822 and a republic in 1889.

By far the largest and most populous country in South America, Brazil overcame more than half a century of military intervention in the governance of the country when, in 1985, the military regime peacefully ceded power to civilian rulers.

Brazil continues to pursue industrial and agricultural growth and development of its interior. Exploiting vast natural resources and a large labor pool, it is today South America's leading economic power and a regional leader. Highly unequal income distribution remains a pressing problem though.

Geographically

Eastern South America - bordering the Atlantic Ocean.

Administrative Divisions

1 federal district:
(distrito federal)

Distrito Federal.

26 states:
(estados; singular - estado)

Acre; Alagoas; Amapa; Amazonas; Bahia; Ceara; Espirito Santo; Goias; Maranhao; Mato Grosso; Mato Grosso do Sul; Minas Gerais; Para; Paraiba; Parana; Pernambuco; Piaui; Rio de Janeiro; Rio Grande do Norte; Rio Grande do Sul; Rondonia; Roraima; Santa Catarina; Sao Paulo; Sergipe; Tocantins.

Independence

7th September, 1822 (from Portugal).

National Holiday

Independence Day: 7th September.

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