Brazil is a federal republic with one federal district (Brasilia) and 26 states: Acre, Alagoas, Amapá, Amazonas, Bahia, Ceará, Espírito Santo, Goiás, Maranhão, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Pará, Paraíba, Paraná, Pernambuco, Piauí, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Norte, Rio Grande do Sul, Rondônia, Roraima, Santa Catarina, São Paulo, Sergipe and Tocantins.
Based on Roman codes.
Bicameral National Congress (Congresso Nacional), Federal Senate (Senado Federal).
Supreme Federal Tribunal.
Textiles and other consumer goods, shoes, chemicals, cement, lumber, iron ore, steel, motor vehicles and auto parts, metalworking, capital goods, tin.
Main Agriculture products
World's largest producer and exporter of coffee and orange juice concentrate and second-largest exporter of soybeans; other pro-ducts - rice, corn, sugarcane, cocoa, beef. Self-sufficient in food, except for wheat.
Iron ore, soybean bran, orange juice, footwear, coffee, motor vehicle parts.
Crude oil, capital goods, chemical products, foodstuffs, coal.
Brazil is a land of extremes, a country that tends to operate by astonishment.