Brazil is a country. It is South America's largest country. It is bordered on one side by 4,600 miles of coastline. Brazil is ecologically and geographically diverse. It is home to the Amazon rainforest, mountains, open plains, and island archipelagos such as Trindade and Martim Vaz
Brazil is a democratic nation with three main branches of government: the executive branch, the legislative branch and the judicial branch. Brazil has 27 states and over 5,500 individual municipalities. The municipalities are governed by mayors. In Brazil, literate citizens may vote beginning at the age of 16. Illiterate citizens over the age of 69 may vote.