About BRICS countries

  • Federative Republic of Brazil

    Area: 8.515 million square kilometres

    Population: 201 million

    Capital: Brasília

    Head of state: President Dilma Vana Rousseff

    State system: A federative republic

    Interesting facts:

    Brazil is the world’s biggest producer of sugar, oranges and coffee, accounting for over 35 percent of the world’s coffee output.

    Each year Rio da Janeiro hosts one of the largest carnivals in the world.

    Brazil is the only country that has participated in all world football championships.

    Brazil is the largest country in South America and fifth largest in the world in land area.