Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and Latin America. As the world's fifth-largest country by both area and population, it is the largest country to have Portuguese as an official language and the only one in the Americas. Bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east, Brazil has a coastline of 7,491 km. It borders all other South American countries except Ecuador and Chile and covers 47.3% of the continent's land area. 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.

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Geographical values

  • absolute in degrees, minutes and seconds:
    15° 48′ 8″ S • of southern latitude
    47° 53′ 21″ W • of western longitude
  • in degrees with decimal fractions:
    −15.802118°; −47.889062°

Length of Brazil from south to north is 4,354.540 kilometers, from west ot east – from 4,144.493 km on south to 4,972.806 km on north.

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