Where is Brazil?

Brazil is located in the South America region at latitude -14.235004 and longitude -51.92528 and is part of the South American continent.

The DMS coordinates for the center of the country are:

  • 14° 14' 6.01'' S
  • 51° 55' 31.01'' W

You can see the location of Brazil on the world map below:

Brazil Neighboring Countries

The neighboring countries of Brazil (BR) are:

  1. Argentina (AR)
  2. Bolivia (Plurinational State Of) (BO)
  3. Colombia (CO)
  4. French Guiana (GF)
  5. Guyana (GY)
  6. Paraguay (PY)
  7. Peru (PE)
  8. Suriname (SR)
  9. Uruguay (UY)
  10. Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) (VE)

Maritime Borders

Brazil borders the Atlantic Ocean.

Flag pin pointing out the location of Brazil on the South America map

Brazil Related Content

Brazil Key Facts

CoordinatesLatitude: -14.235004
Longitude: -51.92528
Country CodesAlpha 2: BR
Alpha 3: BRA
Country Flag Emoji🇧🇷
Int. Phone Prefix+55
Capital cityBrasilia
South America
South America
Country Area8,515,770 sq km
Population 2021213,993,441
World Rank: 6
Median Age32.8
Life expectancy72.8
Major languagesPortuguese (official and most widely spoken language)
UTC/GMT TimeNumber of time zones: 4
  • UTC−05:00 (Brasília time −2) — Acre and Southwestern Amazonas
  • UTC−04:00 (Brasília time −1) — Most part of the Amazonas State, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Rondônia, Roraima
  • UTC−03:00 (Brasília time) — the Southeast Region, the South Region, the Northeast Region (except some islands), Goiás, Distrito Federal, Tocantins, Pará, Amapá
  • UTC−02:00 (Brasília time +1) — few islands on the east coast of Brazil (Fernando de Noronha, Trindade and Martim Vaz, Rocas Atoll, Saint Peter and Saint Paul Archipelago)
Internet TLD.br
Biggest AirportGuarulhos International Airport São Paulo (GRU)
Average temperature24.95 °C
76.91 °F
Administrative Divisions1 federal district 26 states
Political systemFederal presidential representative democratic republic

Brazil Economy Facts

World Bank Income GroupUpper middle income
World Bank RegionLatin America & Caribbean
CurrencyBrazilian Real (BRL)
GDP in 2020$1448.6 (billions of USD)
World Rank: 12
GDP per capita in 2020$6,815
World Rank: 87
Major Industries / Economic SectorsAgriculture, mining, manufacturing, energy, services
Top 5 Import CountriesChina, United States, Argentina, Germany, Netherlands
Top 5 Export CountriesChina, United States, Argentina, Netherlands, Belgium

Biggest Cities in Brazil

Here are the largest cities in Brazil based on 2021 data:

City Population
Sao Paulo 22,495,000
Rio de Janeiro 12,486,000
Belo Horizonte 5,159,000
Brasilia 3,015,268
Salvador 2,886,698
Fortaleza 2,452,185
Curitiba 1,879,355
Manaus 1,802,014
Recife 1,653,461
Belem 1,499,641

Map of Brazil with the Largest Cities

Other Countries in the South America Region