Key Information & Facts of Brazil

General Points to Know and Traveler's Information for Visiting

Updated: 4 January 2016.

General Info

Brasília

is the capital city.

São Paulo

is its largest city.

Real (R$) (BRL)

is the national currency.

205,338,000

is the population (2015 estimate).

Brasília time (UTC-03)

is the country’s main time zone; Brazil’s four time zones span UTC-2 to UTC-5.

8,515,767

km2 (3,287,597 mi2) is its area.

Portuguese

is the main language spoken.

Latin

is the main script used in the Portuguese alphabet and language.

+55

is the country’s calling (dialing) code.

'Brasil'

is the endonym for the country, the name that the locals call their country, in their own language.

Brazilian

is the demonym for the people of this country. Don’t know what that is, or want to learn more?Read more about demonyms via this article »

BR

is the country’s 2-digit ISO country code.

For the Travelers

Right

is the side of the road they drive on.

Types C & N

is the country’s electricity adapter types, 127 V/220 V, 60 Hz, as defined by the IEC.Learn more about the different plug and socket types »

18

is the smoking age.

18

is the drinking age.

14

is the age of consent.

190

is the general emergency number, which will ring the police; dialing 192 and 193 will reach the ambulance and fire, respectively.

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Government & Identity

Dilma Rousseff

is the president.

'Hino Nacional Brasileiro'

is the country’s national anthem, literally “Brazilian National Anthem.”

Michel Temer

is the vice president.

'Ordem e Progresso'

is the country’s national motto (“Order and Progress”).

Constitutional Republic

is the country’s form/structure of government.

National Congress

is the country’s legislating body.
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Key Cities & Regions

More coming soon!

Brasília (Capital)

São Paulo (Largest City)

Rio de Janeiro (2nd Largest City)

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