Capital: Brasilia

Population: 191,908,598

Languages: Portuguese, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, English, Amerindian

Government type: Federal Republic

Per capita GDP: $9,700

Labor force: 99.4 million

Population below poverty line: 31%

Major exports: transport equipment, iron ore, soybeans, footwear, coffee, autos

Major trading partners: US, Argentina, China, Netherlands, Germany

Internet users: 42.6 million

Military expense, percent of GDP: 2.6%

Source: CIA World Factbook, May 2008

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