Key Facts and Figures

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Formal Name Federative Republic of Brazil, (Republica Federativa do Brasil)
Capital Brasilia
Main Cities Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Porto Alegre
Official Language Portuguese
Currency Reals (BRL)
Dialing Code +55
Emergency numbers 190, 192 and 1923
Time Zone GMT -3 (Brasilia)
Daylight Savings Time

Third Sunday in October (clocks go forward by an hour) through to the third Sunday in February (clocks go back by an hour). Equatorial Brazil does not observe Daylight Saving Time (DST).

Units of Measure Metric System
Electricity 110/220 volts plug type A, B or C; frequency of 60 hertz
Government Federal republic
Population 203,429,773 (July 2011 est.)
Climate Mostly tropical, but temperate in south
Land Surface 8,459,417 sq km
Coastline 7,491 km
Brazilian Flag Brazilian flag

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