•Brazil was discovered in 1500

•Became independent in 1822 of Portugal

•Became a republic in 1889

•Most of the people speak Portuguese.

Economic Overview

•One of the largest economy in  Latin America and the 8th largest economy in the world;

•Average growth of approximately 4.7% per year;

•Growth driven by internal demand and by investments in infrastructure and housing;

•Investments projected to grow by at least twice the rate of GDP in the coming 4 years;

•Most modern banking system on the planet


•Represents approximately 20% of national industrial output;

•More than 2.8 million formal workers;

•More than 170,000 licensed companies;

•Accounts for nearly 41% of fixed investments in Brazil.

  • Population: 213 million people live in Brazil (2021)
  • Capital: Brasilia, with 4.2 million inhabitants is the country’s fourth largest city. The
  • largest city in Brazil is Sao Paulo with about 22 million inhabitants. 
  • Name: Republica Federativa do Brasil, Federative Republic of Brazil
  • Government: Democracy, Republic
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Literacy: More than 91% of the people can read and write.
  • Religion: mainly Christians (Roman Catholics 65%, Protestants 22%)
  • Currency: 1 real=100 centavos
  • National symbols: Jaguar (national animal), macaw (national bird) and cattleya orchid (national flower), national colours: green, yellow and blue, the constellation of the Southern Cross
  • National anthem: “Hino Nacional Brasileiro
  • National Holiday: 7 September (Independence Day)