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PlaceTypeAsNotedInArea
PlaceTypeAsNotedInArea
Amazon Basin
Amazon Bore
Amazonas Brazilian State
Anavilhanas Archipelago Archipelago
Aparados da Serra National Park
Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves
Atlantic Rainforest
Atol das Rocas Atoll
Brasilia City
Caatinga
Caraca National Park
Cerrado Protected Areas: Chapada dos Veadeiros and Emas National Parks
Discovery Coast Atlantic Forest Reserves
Emas National Park
Fernando de Noronha Archipelago
Flooded Forest
Historic Centre of Sao Luis
Historic Centre of the Town of Diamantina
Historic Centre of the Town of Goias
Historic Centre of the Town of Olinda
Historic Town of Ouro Preto
Igapo Forest
Iguacu National Park River Environment
Lencois Marenhenses
Matto Grosso do Sul Brazilian State
Minas Gerais Brazilian State
Pantanal Conservation Area
Pico da Neblina
Porto Alegre Place
River Xingu
Ruins of Sao Miguel das Missoes
Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas
Sao Francisco Square in the Town of Sao Cristovao
Serra da Capivara National Park
St Peter and St Paul's Rocks
State of Bahia Brazilian State
State of Rio de Janeiro Brazilian State
State of Santa Catarina Brazilian State
State of Sao Paulo Brazilian State
Uberlandia Place

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St Peter and St Paul's Rocks

Geography »

Physiographic FeaturesTypeAsNotedIn
Amazon Basin
River Xingu
Sugar Loaf Mountain Mountain

Information »

Location

Eastern South America, bordering the Atlantic Ocean - The World Factbook

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Particulars for Brazil:
Locale Type Nation

Data
Demonym: Brazilian
Corruption Perceptions Index - 2014, Transparency International: 69


History »

Following more than three centuries under Portuguese rule, Brazil gained its independence in 1822, maintaining a monarchical system of government until the abolition of slavery in 1888 and the subsequent proclamation of a republic by the military in 1889. Brazilian coffee exporters politically dominated the country until populist leader Getulio VARGAS rose to power in 1930. By far the largest and most populous country in South America, Brazil underwent more than a half century of populist and military government until 1985, when the military regime peacefully ceded power to civilian rulers. Brazil continues to pursue industrial and agricultural growth and development of its interior. Exploiting vast natural resources and a large labor pool, it is today South America's leading economic power and a regional leader, one of the first in the area to begin an economic recovery. Highly unequal income distribution and crime remain pressing problems. - The World Factbook


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