Brazil is the largest and most populous country in Latin America, and the fifth largest in the world in both area and population. Its territory covers 8,514,877 km² between central South America and the Atlantic Ocean, and it is the eastern-most country of the Americas. It is the largest Portuguese-speaking country in the world, and the only one in the Americas.
Its Amazon River basin includes a vast tropical forest, home to diverse wildlife, a variety of ecological systems, and extensive natural resources spanning numerous protected habitats. This unique environmental heritage makes Brazil one of 17 megadiverse countries, and is the subject of significant global interest and debate regarding deforestation and environmental protection.
Brazil is a founding member of the United Nations.
Points of Interest
- Amazon Rainforest
- Mato Grosso
- Rio de Janeiro
- São Paulo
- Parliament of Trees, located at the mouth of the Tefé river.
- Brazilian Embassy of the Justice League International