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Brazil is a country located in South America and is the fifth largest country in the world in terms of geographic area and population. Its capital is Brasília, while its most populous city is São Paulo. Brazil is known for its geographical, cultural, and ethnic diversity, housing a wide range of natural landscapes, from the Amazon Rainforest to pristine beaches.

The official language of Brazil is Portuguese, and its culture is influenced by a rich blend of indigenous, African, and European heritages. The country has a complex history, including the colonial period under Portuguese rule, independence in 1822, and the transformation into a republic in 1889. Brazil was also a significant player in the history of African slavery in the Americas.

Brazil's economy is one of the largest in the world, and the country is known for its natural resources, agriculture, industry, and service sector. However, Brazil faces social and economic challenges, including income inequality, poverty, environmental issues, as well as political and governance challenges.