Brazil is a nation of the continent of South America. It was originally a colony of Portugal in the 1500s. The economy is the sixth largest in the world which allows for Brazil to be a major influence worldwide. Brazil was founding member of the United Nations.
Brazil occupies the largest amount of space amongst any of the nations of South America. The nation speaks Portuguese and shares with all of the surrounding nations with leading exports to the Spanish speaking countries. Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world. The diversity of Brazil's wildlife is world-renowned and famous for its animals and forests.
Brazil has a long history, especially for a nation in the west. It is a major influence on the continent as Brazil borders all of the nations in South America aside from Ecuador and Chile. Brazil is the only country in the world that lies on the equator while remaining outside of the tropics.