Area: 3,286,470 square miles
Languages: Portuguese is the official language; English is also spoken.
Ethnicity: Black African 79%, White 9.6%, Biracial 8.9%, Indian/Asian 2.5%.
Location: Brazil is bordered by Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana 1, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
Geography: Brazil is geographically divided into highlands and plateaus in the south and the Amazon River Basin in the north.
Population (2007 estimate): 190,010,647
Religion: Roman Catholic 74%, Protestant 15%, Spiritualist 1.3%, other 2.7%, none 7%.
Time Zone: Brazil has four time zones. When it is 6am in New York, it is 7am in Rio de Janeiro.