Brazil is among the largest of the South American countries, with an area of about 3,287,612 square miles (8,514,877 square kilometers), slightly smaller than the United States. It is the fifth-largest country in the world. It occupies nearly half of South America, sharing 9,777 miles (15,735 kilometers) of boundaries with 10 countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela, and 4,655 miles (7,491 kilometers) on the Atlantic Coast. About 60 percent of the Amazon rainforest stretches across northern Brazil, the world's biggest. In 2011, the World Bank estimated Brazil's population at 196,655,014.

Its economy is dependent on manufacturing transport equipment, steel, airplanes, paper, electric machinery, iron ore, soybeans, footwear, textile, lumber, chemicals, cement, coffee, autos, and automotive parts, as well as ...

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