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Brasilia, Brazil: National Museum - Photo by babasteve - CC-BY

Population 2002 ................................176,029,000
GNP per capita 2001 (Atlas method, US$)........... 7,400
GDP 2001 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$ billions)................ 1,340
Unemployment.....................................................................6%
Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 1.4
Labor force (%) ....... 1.8
 

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Brazil - Photo by babasteve - CC-BY

Total Area...................................................................3,286,475 sq. mi.
Poverty (% of population below national poverty line)....17.4
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 80
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 67
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................ 34
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ............................... 6
Access to safe water (% of population) ..................................... 69
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) .............................................16

Go to Brazil Capital City Brasilia City Profile - To Brazil History 

Brazil __ An excellent tool for anthropology and Brazil history research. "Handbook Series sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army between 1986 and 1998. Each study offers a comprehensive description and analysis of the country or region's historical setting, geography, society, economy, political system, and foreign policy." - From Library of Congress - http://countrystudies.us/brazil/

Brazil __ "For hundreds of years, Brazil has symbolized the great escape into a primordial, tropical paradise, igniting the Western imagination like no other South American country." Brazil culture, statistics. - illustrated - From Lonely Planet - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/south_america/brazil/

Brazil __ A good overview, Brazil history, Brazil government, statistics and more. - illustrated - From Infoplease - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107357.html

Brazil __ A guide to law, constitution/s, legal history, international agreements and more. - From Law Library of Congress - http://www.loc.gov/law/guide/brazil.html
 
Brazil - Geography __ "With its expansive territory, Brazil occupies most of the eastern part of the South American continent and its geographic heartland, as well as various islands in the Atlantic Ocean." This and much more Brazil geography with map, breakdowns by geographic region, soil types, etc. - illustrated - From countrystudies.us - http://countrystudies.us/brazil/20.htm

Brazil: Geography, Maps and Information __ You will find a collection of resources including Brazil geography, maps of Brazil and links to related articles. - From about.com - http://geography.about.com/library/maps/blbrazil.htm 


 
Brazil Information __ Geography, people, Brazil government, Brazil economy, communications and more. - From University of Oregon - http://www.uoregon.edu/~sergiok/brasil/brafacts.html

brazil map and map of brazil and information page __ An atlas style page chock-full of various maps of Brazil, statistics, and general information. - illustrated - From worldatlas.com - http://worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/samerica/br.htm

Brazil Photos __ You will find several pages of photos of Brazil. Pictures of Brazil. - illustrated - From trekearth.com - http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/South_America/Brazil/ 

Brazil Post __ Keep up with what is happening in Brazil and region. - illustrated - From World News Netowork - http://www.brazilpost.com/

Brazil - Travel Photos __ Excellent gallery of annotated photographs of Brazil. Pictures of Brazil. - illustrated - From galenfrysinger.com - http://www.galenfrysinger.com/brazil.htm 

Brazil Video Clips __ You will find video clips related to the country. 'Caution' only a few of the Brazil video clips have been reviewed by archaeolink.com. There may be material in others some would find objectionable. - From searchforvideo.com - http://www.searchforvideo.com/countries/brazil/

brazilian government __ Official Brazil government portal. "Get to understand the administrative and political structure of the country, the form of government and the attributions of each of the three divisions of power that integrate the Federative Republic of Brazil" - From Government of Brazil - http://www.brasil.gov.br/ingles/ 

Country Profile: Brazil __ A general overview including Brazil history, political structure, culture, leaders, media, and more. "On the economic front, Brazil has a history of boom and bust, with its attempts at development hampered in the past by high inflation and one of the biggest foreign debts. It has had to be bailed out in times of crisis, but economic reforms in the 1990s brought some stability to the country's finances. Reforms included privatisation and the opening up of its markets." - illustrated - From BBC - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/country_profiles/1227110.stm

Economy of Brazil __ "Brazil has a free market and export-oriented economy. Measured nominally, its Gross Domestic Product once again surpassed a trillion dollars, and 1.8 trillion in purchasing power parity, making it the ninth largest economy in the world and the largest in Latin America." An encyclopedic article about the economy of Brazil with links to related materials. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Brazil 

Embassy of Brazil __ A wealth of information about Brazil including a "kids corner" packed with information, fun and games. You will find material on travel, environment, social issues, cultural acitivities and much more. - illustrated - From Embassy of Brazil - http://www.brasilemb.org/

Ethnologue report for Brazil __ Web page dedicated to the languages spoken in Brazil. - From SIL International - http://www.ethnologue.com/show_country.asp?name=Brazil

History of Brazil __ A good online history of Brazil. - From emayzine.com - http://www.emayzine.com/lectures/HISTOR~6.htm

LatinFocus - Brazil: The Leading Source for the Brazilian Economy ... __ "The LatinFocus Brazil page provides up-to-date economic indicators, news, forecasts, commentaries and briefings, an economic release calendar, ..." Many articles and an economic monthly briefing. - From latin-focus.com - http://www.latin-focus.com/latinfocus/countries/brazil/brazil.htm

Maps Of Brazil__ You will find a wide variety of map resources. Select from MapQuest, Merriam-Webster, Perry-Castaņeda Library Map Collection and others. - From embassyworld.com - http://www.embassyworld.com/maps/Maps_Of_Brazil.html



pictures of Brazil at picturesofplaces.com - brazil pictures ... __ "Brazil pictures including Copacabana Beach, Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro, Amazon, Iguacu Falls, Sao Paulo, Ouro Preto, Brazil travel, and more!" - illustrated - From picturesofplaces.com - http://www.picturesofplaces.com/CentralSouthAmerica/brazil.html 

US State Department - Brazil Consular Information Sheet __ You will find background notes and travel information including entry and exit requirements, safety and security, crime, health and transport. - From US State Department - http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1072.html



 

 

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