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  • Federative Republic of Brazil
    República Federativa do Brasil

    Political Status: Independent monarchy proclaimed 1822; republic established 1889; current constitution promulgated October 5, 1988.

    Area: 3,286,470 sq. mi. (8,511,965 sq. km).

    Population: 207,769,000 (2014E—C); 202,656,788 (2014E—U.S. Census).

    Major Urban Centers (2011): BRASILIA (federal district, 2,609,997), São Paulo (11,316,149), Rio de Janeiro (6,355,949), Salvador (2,693,605), Belo Horizonte (2,385,000), Manaus (1,832,423), Curtiba (1,764,540), Recife (1,546,516), Pôrto Alegre (1,413,094), Belém (1,402,056).

    Official Language: Portuguese.

    Monetary Unit: Real (market rate October 1, 2014: 2.45 reals = $1US).

    President: Dilma Vana ROUSSEFF (Workers’ Party); elected in runoff balloting on October 26, 2014, and inaugurated on January 1, 2015, for her second four-year term.

    Vice President: Michel TEMER Lulia (Party of the Brazilian Democratic Movement); elected in runoff balloting on October 26, 2014, as the running mate of Dilma ROUSSEFF, and ...

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