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Brazil Government

Country Name Brazil
Full Country Name Federative Republic of Brazil
Local - Long Republica Federativa do Brasil
Local - Short Brasil
Government Type federal presidential republic
Capital Name Brasilia
Capital - geographic coordinate 15 47 S, 47 55 W
Capital Time Difference UTC-3 (2 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)

note: Brazil is divided into three time zones, including one for the Fernando de Noronha Islands
Daylight Savings Time +1hr, begins third Sunday in October; ends third Sunday in February
Independence 7 September 1822 (from Portugal)
National Holiday Independence Day, 7 September (1822)
Constitution several previous; latest ratified 5 October 1988; amended many times, last in 2016
Legal System civil law; note - a new civil law code was enacted in 2002 replacing the 1916 code
Suffrage voluntary between 16 to 18 years of age and over 70; compulsory between 18 to 70 years of age; note - military conscripts by law cannot vote

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