General Information

The country of Brazil occupies roughly half of South America, bordering the atlantic ocean.

Brazil covers a total area of 8,514,215 km2 (3,287,357 sq mi) which includes 8,456,510 km2 (3,265,080 sq mi) of land and 55,455 km2 (21,411 sq mi) of water. The highest point in Brazil is Pico da Neblina at 2,994 m (9,823 ft). Brazil is bordered by the countries of Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela.
Size and Location
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. The only countries in the world that are larger are Russia, Canada, the People's Republic of China
Center West
The Centre-West consists of the states of Goi s, Mato Grosso, and Mato Grosso do Sul (separated from Mato Grosso in 1979), as well as the Federal District, site of Bras¡lia, the national capital. Until 1988 Goi s State included the area that then became the state of Tocantins in the North.
North and Northeast
The equatorial North, also known as the Amazon or Amaz?nia, includes, from west to east, the states of Rond?nia, Acre, Amazonas, Roraima, Par , Amap , and, as of 1988, Tocantins (created from the northern part of Goi s State, which is situated in the Centre-West). Rond?nia
South and Southeast
The three states in the temperate South: Paran , Rio Grande do Sul, and Santa Catarina-cover 577,214 square kilometres (222,864 sq mi), or 6.8% of the national territory. The population of the South in 1991 was 23.1 million, or 14% of the country's total. The region is