The major body of water surrounding Brazil is the Atlantic Ocean. The ocean borders the country to the east and forms around 4,655 miles of coastline.
Brazil is the fifth-largest country on the planet and the largest in the South American continent. It covers a total land area of 5,256,438 square miles with 34,461 square miles of maritime territories. Some of the significant rivers in Brazil are the Amazon River, Paraguay River, Parana River, Rio de la Plata and Sao Francisco River. Other water bodies include Tucurui Lake, Duck Lagoon, Balbina Lake, Sobradinho Lake, Furnas Lake and Iguazu Falls.