Brazil: Key Information & Facts

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Updated: 2017-03-15.

General points to know about the country – demographics, important ages, phone numbers, key statistics, and more – whether you are traveling there or not.

Capital: Brasília

Largest City: São Paulo

Population: 206.5 million (2016 estimate)

Language(s): Portuguese

President: Michel Temer

Vice President: Vacant (2017-03-15)

Currency: Real R$ (BRL)

Area: 8,515,767 km2 (3,287,956 mi2)

Dialing Code: +55

Time Zone: Brasília Time “BRT” (UTC-3)
•   DST/Summer Time: Only some areas observe.

Demonym: Brazilian (what’s this?)

EndonymBrasil
(their name for their country)
Emergency Dialing Tel. Number: 190 is the general emergency number, which will ring the police; dialing 192 and 193 will reach the ambulance and fire, respectively.)

Drinking Age: 18

Smoking Age: 18

Age of Consent: 14

Drives on the: Right

Electricity & Adapter: 127 V/220 V, 60 Hz, Plug Types C / N (define)

Country Code (ISO): BR (also the country’s primary TLD {top-level domain})

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