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About Brazil

Brazil is the fifth largest country by geographical area, occupying nearly half of South America, the fifth most populous country, and the fourth most populous democracy in the world.

Brazil occupies an immense area along the eastern coast of South America and includes much of the continent's interior region, sharing land borders with Uruguay to the south; Argentina and Paraguay to the southwest; Bolivia and Peru to the west; Colombia to the northwest; Venezuela, Suriname, Guyana and the overseas department of French Guiana to the north. Brazil shares a border with every country in South America, except for Ecuador and Chile.

Brazilian topography is also diverse, including hills, mountains, plains, highlands, and scrublands. Much of Brazil lies between 200 metres (660 ft) and 800 metres (2,600 ft) in elevation. The main upland area occupies most of the southern half of the country.

Population of Brazil is made up of many racial and ethnic groups. Most Brazilians can trace their ancestry to the country's Indigenous peoples, Portuguese colonists, and African slaves.

Beginning in the late 19th century, Brazil opened its borders to immigration: people from over 60 nations migrated to Brazil. About 5 million European and Asian immigrants arrived between 1870 and 1953, most of them from Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Germany. In the early 20th century, people from Japan and the Middle-East also arrived.

The immigrants and their descendants had an important impact in the ethnic make-up of the Brazilian population, and many diasporas are present in the country. Brazil has the largest population of Italian origin outside Italy, with over 25 million Italian Brazilians, the largest population of Japanese origin outside Japan, with 1.6 million Japanese Brazilians, as well the second largest population of German origin outside of Germany (after only the United States), with 12 million German Brazilians.