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October 1997

Brazil – An ethnic, political and religious ‘melting pot’

Features The Federal Republic of Brazil is the largest country in South America (over 3.25 million square miles) and the fifth largest in the world. Neighbouring countries are Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam and French Guiana. Brazil is rich and diverse in natural resources. It has potential for hydroelectric power as well as large deposits of coal, iron and uranium ores. The south and east of Brazil are temperate, while the northern Amazon basin is tropical. The Amazon has one third of the world’s tropical rain forest, over 50,000 species of flowering plants (the greatest variety in the world), 20% of...

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