Name:Brazil (Federal Republic of Brazil)
Local name (Portuguese):Brasil (República Federativa do Brasil)
Bordering countries:French Guyana, Suriname, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay
Status:sovereign state
Surface:8 512 ths. sq. km
Population (2003):182 033 ths.
Capital:Brasilia (Brasília)
Official language:Portuguese
Administrative divisions:26 states, 1 federal district

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Administrative divisions and regional symbols

Historical symbols:
Empire of Brazil (1822-1889)
United States of of Brazil (1889-1967)
Federal Republic of Brazil (since 1967)

Organization of American States

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