THE COUNTRY At a glance

Area: 3.2 million square miles | 8.5 million square kilometers

Population: 210 million

Economy: 8th largest GDP in the world ($3.3 trillion)

Main Cities: São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte

Language: Portuguese and native dialects

Religion: 64% Catholic


Bet you didn’t know

5th largest country in the world and biggest in Latin America (bigger than the US without Alaska)

6th most populous country in the world, having 13 cities with more than one million people

Largest producer of coffee worldwide for the last 150 years

In 2007, it was reported that were 67 tribes who have never had contact with modern man