BRAZIL (Brasil)

Size: 8,511,965 square kilometers

Population: 160,000,000

Ethnic Groups: Portuguese, Africans, and Mulattoes are the major goups.

Languages: Portuguese is the official language, but some English, German, and Italian is spoken.

Religions: 89% Roman Catholic

Government: Federal Republic with a president and 26 local divisions.

Monetary Unit: Real = 100 centavos

Economy: Major industries are steel, automobiles, ships, aplliances, petrochemicals, and machinery. Chief crops are coffee, cotton, soybeans, sugar, cocoa, rice, corn, fruits.

Climate: Tropical or semi-tropical

Education & Health: 81% of the population is literate; life expectancy for women is 67 years; for men, 58.