What is the capital of Brazil?
|Full Country Name||Federative Republic of Brazil|
|Local - Long||Republica Federativa do Brasil|
|Local - Short||Brasil|
|Etymology- history of name||the country name derives from the brazilwood tree that used to grow plentifully along the coast of Brazil and that was used to produce a deep red dye|
|Government Type||federal presidential republic|
|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 has three time zones, including one for the Fernando de Noronha Islands
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|
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