Expatriation and Immigration in Brazil

Overview by Globlatrade.net:

Capital: Brasilia


Total Population: 193,733,795
Annual Growth Rate: 0.9%
Density: 23 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 84.2%
Population of main cities including suburbs: São Paulo (21,000,000); Rio de Janeiro (12,500,000); Salvador (3,650,000); Fortaleza (3,650,000); Belo Horizonte (5,850,000); Brasília (3,875,000).
Ethnic Origins: According to the 2000 census, 53.7% of the Brazilian population was white, 38.5% of mixed ethnic origins, 6.2% black, and 0.9% belonged to other ethnic minorities (Indians, Arabs, Japanese), with 0.7% in no particular category.
Official Language: Portuguese
Other Languages Spoken: Spanish is generally understood by the Brazilians. French is still spoken among the university elite, due to the tradition of its being "the language of culture".
Business Language(s): Portuguese and Spanish; English is not used very much.
Religion: Despite a very strong Catholic tradition, religious freedom has been recognized and practised for several decades. Religions of African origin were legalized in the 1950s, and many Neo-Pentacostal churches have been opened since the end of the eighties.
Literacy Rate: 88.6%

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Recife, Brasilia, Rio, Sao Paulo, Porto Alegre
It is %T:%M %A In Salvador, Fortaleza
It is %T:%M %A In Manaus

Exchange Rate on

: National Currency:
Brazilian Real (BRL)

Country Overview

Area: 8,514,880 km²
Type of State: A federal republic based on parliamentary democracy. The Brazilian constitution gives extensive powers to the government.
Type of Economy: Upper-middle-income economy, Emerging Financial Market.
7th world economy with high inequalities; leading producer of sugar and coffee in the world.
HDI*: 0.699/1
HDI (World Rank): 73/169

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From Brazil, Dial 00
To Make a Call to Brazil, Dial +55
Internet Suffix: .br
Computers: 16.1 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 21.4 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 35.5 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 97% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Imports of Goods (million USD) 95,838 126,645 182,377 133,673 191,468
Exports of Goods (million USD) 137,808 160,649 197,942 152,995 201,915
Imports of Services (million USD) 27,149 34,700 44,396 44,074 59,640
Exports of Services (million USD) 17,946 22,615 28,822 26,245 30,292

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization


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