Brazil
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Form of Government: Federal Republic

 

Capital: Brasilia

 

Extension: 8,511,965 sq kms (28 times the size of Italy)

 

Population: 173 million; white 53.4%, mixed race 39.4%, black 6.1%, Amerindian 0.4%, others 0.7%.

 

Languages: Portuguese, Amerindian languages

 

Religion: Catholic 73.6%, Protestant 15.4%, no religion 7.3%, others 3.7%

 

Literacy: 83%

 

Infant mortality: 36 per thousand (Italy 5.7 per thousand)

 

Life expectancy: male 60, female 68 (Italy male 76, female 82)

 

Population below poverty level: 22%

 

Exports: coffee, agricultural products, manufactured goods

 

Foreign debt: 250 billion dollars

 

Military expenditure: 2.8% of GNP
 
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