What Is the Relative Location of Brazil?

Brazil is located in eastern South America at geographical coordinates 10 00 S, 55 00 W. The equator and Tropic of Cancer both pass through the country, and it is located in the northern, southern and western hemispheres.

Bordered on the east by the Atlantic Ocean where it has 4,654 miles of coastline, Brazil also shares its borders with Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela. This includes all but two of the countries on the South American continent. Encompassing 5,290,899 square miles, Brazil is the fifth-largest country in the world and covers almost half of South America.