Essential info for Brazil

Brazil's national flagPopulation: About 207 million

Major religions: Catholicism (majority), Protestantism 

Capital city: Brasília

Largest city: São Paulo

Legal system: Constitutional republic

Main languages: Portuguese (official), English and Spanish (cities and business)

Time: Brazil has a number of time zones: The Western areas and towns are GMT -4, while Rio De Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Brasília and Belm are GMT -3 (GMT -2 from October to February). 

Electricity: Generally 220V. Two-pin plugs are the most common.

Currency: The Real (BRL), divided into 100 centavos.

Tipping: Standard 10 per cent.

International dialling code: +55. Area codes depend on service provider.

Emergency numbers: 194 (police), 192 (ambulance), 193 (fire)

Internet domain: .br

Drives on the: Right

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