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Facts & Figures
Area 8,600,000 sq kms - 5thlargest – (UK 241,600 sq kms)
Coastline 7,500 kms – 18thlongest - (UK is 12400 kms)
Population 195 million est. 2010 – 5thlargest – 86% live in cities
Major cities Sao Paulo 20 million, Rio de Janeiro 12 million, Belo Horizonte 5.7 million,Porto Alegre 4 million, Brasilia 3.8 million
Life expectancy  73 years
Infant mortality   2.1%
Ethnicity White 54%, mulatto 39% (all shades as a result of intermarriage of black and white) and black 6%
Religion Catholic 74%, Protestant 15%
Language Portuguese, which is as different to that of Portugal as English is different to that of the United States
Literacy 89%
GDP EST.   £1.4 trillion - 8th largest – Agriculture 6%, Industry 26%, Services 68%
GDP growth 2010  7.4% est.
Inflation 2010 5% est.
Unemployment 2010      7% est.
Exports 2010  £125 billion – China 12.5%, US 10.5%, Argentina 8.4%, Holland 5.4%, Germany 4%
Imports 2010 £117 billion – US 16.1%, China 12.6%, Argentina 8.8%, Germany 7.7%, Japan 4.3%
Currency/Exchange 2.5 Real/£ (from £ Multiply by 10 and divide by 4 and from Real divide by 10 and multiply by 4)
Transport 4,176 Airports, 29,300 kms Railways, 96,353 kms paved roads and 1,656,000 unpaved roads
Telephone code +55
Communication  78% of population have mobile phones and 38% have internet access.

 

                                 

    

 

 

 

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