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Sao Paulo / Brazil Statistics
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Brazil - Location Eastern South America, bordering the Atlantic Ocean
Area - Total 8,511,965 sq km
Area - Land 8,456,510 sq km
Note: includes Arquipelago de Fernando de Noronha, Atol das Rocas, Ilha da Trindade, Ilhas Martin Vaz, and Penedos de Sao Pedro e Rio de Janeiro
Area - Water 55,455 sq km
Geographic Coordinates 10 00 S, 55 00 W
Coastline 7,491 km
Elevation Highest Pico da Neblina 694 m
Elevation Lowest Atlantic Ocean 0 m
Birth rate 17.25 births/1,000 population (2004 est.)
Death rate 6.14 deaths/1,000 population (2004 est.)
Life expectancy - Male 67.45 years
Life expectancy - Female 75.57 years (2004 est.)
Languages Portuguese (official), Spanish, English, French
Independence 7 September 1822 (from Portugal)
Flag Description green with a large yellow diamond in the center bearing a blue celestial globe with 27 white five-pointed stars (one for each state and the Federal District) arranged in the same pattern as the night sky over Brazil; the globe has a white equatorial band with the motto ORDEM E PROGRESSO (Order and Progress)
Internet Code .br
Airports 3,803 (2003 est.)
Bordering Countries Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela
Records Biggest river flow in the world = Amazon (150 000 m3/s).
2nd longest river in the world = Amazon (6400 km).
6th most populous urban agglomeration in the world = Rio de Janeiro (population = 18.5 M).

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