Brazil Political Map
Brazil Country Information:
Brazil is located in South America. Brazil is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana, Venezuela, and Colombia to the north, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Argentina to the east, and Uruguay to the south.
Brazil Bordering Countries:
Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela
Altamira, Aracaju, Araguaina, Barreiras, Belem, Belo Horizonte, Boa Vista, Boca do Acre, Brasilia, Cachimbo, Campo Grande, Carajas, Carceres, Cruzeiro do Sul, Cuiaba, Curitiba, Florianopolis, Fortaleza, Goiania, Humaita, Ilheus, Itaituba, Joao Pessoa, Macapa, Maceio, Maraba, Natal, Olinda, Palms, Petrolina, Ponta Pora, Porto Alegre, Porto Velho, Recife, Rio De Janeiro, Rio Grande, Rondonopolis, Salvador (Bahia), Santa Cruz, Santa Fe do Sul, Santa Maria, Santos, Sao Francisco do Sul, Sao Jose do Ribamar, ao Luis, Sao Paulo, Vila Velha (Espirito Santo) and Vitoria.
Amazonas (Amazon River), Atlantic Ocean, Bahia de Paranagua, Bahia de Sao Marcos, Canal do Norte, Canal do Sul, Lagoa Mirim, Lagoas dos Patos, Laguna Negra, Negro River, Pacific Ocean, Represa Balbina (lake), Represa Boa Esperanca, Represa de Sobradinho, Represa de Tucurui, Rio Araguala, Rio Juruena, Rio Madeira, Rio Negro, Rio Parana River, Rio Purus, Rio Sao Francisco, Rio Teles Pires, Rio Xingu, Serra de Tumucumaque, Serra do Espinha, Serra do Parecis and Tocantins River.
Brazil Natural Resources:
Brazil has a wealth of metal resources which include bauxite, gold, iron ore, manganese, nickel, platinum and tin. Other resources include gemstones, phosphates, uranium, petroleum, hydropower and timber.
Brazil Natural Hazards:
In the northeastern part of Brazil there are recurring droughts. Other natural hazards include floods, and occasional frost in the southern portion of the country.
Brazil Environmental Issues:
The country of Brazil has water, air and soil pollution. The deforestation in the Amazon Basin destroys the habitat and endangers a multitude of plant and animal species indigenous to the area. There is wetland degradation, severe oil spills, and water pollution and land degradation caused by improper mining activities. Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and several other large cities have air and water pollution. This country also experiences a lucrative illegal wildlife trade.