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Location: Eastern South America, bordering the Atlantic Ocean
Population: 160.7 million (1995 estimate)
Capital: Brasilia
Comparative area: Slightly smaller than the United States
Religions: Roman Catholic (nominal) 70 percent
Landscape: Mostly flat to rolling lowlands in north; some plains, hills, mountains and narrow coastal belt
Recognized by International Olympic Committee: 1935

Source: Knight-Ridder/Tribune

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