Facts about Brazil

National Code: BR
Difference in time: - 3 Hours GMT.
Area: 8.511.996km2
Inhabitants: 175 milj inv.
Independency: 1822, Republic since 1889
Independency Day: 7 September
Capital: Brasilia, 1,9 milj inhabitants.
Language: Portugese
Religion/Main Church: Catolicism
Average life: 65 years
Illiteracy: 17%
Constitution: Federal Republic
Head of the State: President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
Year of Election: Every fourth year in November - President Elections. 
Next election:: 1st turn October, 2nd turn November
GDP per capita: US$6.100 (1998)
Currency: Real / BRL / R$