BRAZIL

BY: Jordi and Joel

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LOCATION

Eastern South America, bordering the Atlantic Ocean

AREA

8,514,877 sq km

(ABSOLUTE) POPULATION

202,656,788 (July 2014 est.)

POPULATION DENSITY

Brazil has an overall population density of 20.5 inhabitants per square kilometer.

AGE STRUCTURE

0-14 years: 23.8% (male 24,534,129/female 23,606,332)
15-24 years: 16.5% (male 16,993,708/female 16,521,057)
25-54 years: 43.7% (male 43,910,790/female 44,674,915)
55-64 years: 8.4% (male 8,067,022/female 9,036,519)
65 years and over: 7.6% (male 6,507,069/female 8,805,247) (2014 est.)

MEDIAN AGE

Median age: total: 30.7 years
male: 29.9 years
female: 31.5 years (2014 est.)
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BIRTH RATE

14.72 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)

MORTALITY (OR DEATH) RATE

Death rate: 6.54 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)

POPULATION GROWTH RATE

0.8% (2014 est.)

SEX RATIO

Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 0.98 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.97 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.74 male(s)/female
total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (2014 est.)

INFANT MORTALITY

Infant mortality rate: total: 19.21 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 22.47 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 15.78 deaths/1,000 live births (2014 est.)

LIFE EXPECTANCY

Life expectancy at birth: total population: 73.28 years
male: 69.73 years
female: 77 years (2014 est.)

FERTILITY RATE

Total fertility rate: 1.79 children born/woman (2014 est.)

LITERACY

Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 90.4%
male: 90.1%
female: 90.7% (2010 est.)

STAGE OF THE DEMOGRAPHIC TRANSITION MODEL

As part of the BRIC countries, Brazil was one of the countries which was designated as a developing country becoming a major global power in the 21st century. With a rich stock of commodities and oil along with a growing shift towards urbanization, Brazil was a perfect example of a country rapidly shifting through the stages of the demographic transition.
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