About my people, Brazilians

Greeting visitors with a huge smile

About Brazilian people

People: A mixture of people from many countries: Italy, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Africans and native Indians.

Population: 199,321,413 (July 2012 est.). The sixth largest in the world. About the same as Mexico, Argentina, Colombia and Venezuela.

Ethnic groups (2000 census):

  • white ( includes Portuguese, German, Italian, Spanish, Polish ): 53.7%,
  • mulatto ( mixed white and black ): 38.5%,
  • black: 6.2%,
  • other ( includes Japanese, Arab, Amerindian ): 0.9%
  • unspecified: 0.7% ( 2000 census )

Religions:

  • Roman Catholic ( nominal ): 65%
  • Protestants: 22%
  • Others: 5%

Age structure:

  •     0-14 years: 24.7% ( male 25,066,889/female 24,125,185 )
  •     15-24 years: 16.8% ( male 17,002,355/female 16,535,115 )
  •     25-54 years: 43.4% ( male 42,840,045/female 43,621,211 )
  •     55-64 years: 8% ( male 7,522,621/female 8,441,593 )
  •     65 years and over: 7.1% ( male 6,007,524/female 8,158,875 ) ( 2012 est. )
  •     Median age total: 29.6 years  ( male: 28.8 years/female: 30.5 years) ( 2012 est. )
  •     Population growth rate0.86% ( 2012 est. )
  •     Birth rate:15.2 births/1,000 population ( 2012 est. )
  •     Death rate: 6.5 deaths/1,000 population ( July 2012 est. )

Net migration rate: -0.09 migrant(s)/1,000 population ( 2012 est. )

Sex ratio: 1.05 male(s)/female

  •     under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
  •     15-64 years: 0.98 male(s)/female
  •     65 years and over: 0.74 male(s)/female
  •     total population: 0.98 male(s)/female ( 2011 est. )

Infant mortality rate: 20.5 deaths/1,000 live births

  •     male: 23.9 deaths/1,000 live births
  •     female: 16.9 deaths/1,000 live births ( 2012 est. )

Life expectancy at birth:

  •     total population: 72.79 years
  •     male: 69.24 years
  •     female: 76.53 years ( 2012 est. )
  •     Total fertility rate: 1.82 children born/woman ( 2012 est. )

Literacy:

  •     definition age: 15 and over can read and write
  •     total population: 88.6%
  •     male: 88.4%
  •     female: 88.8% ( 2004 est. )

School life expectancy ( primary to tertiary education ):

  •     total: 14 years
  •     male: 14 years
  •     female: 14 years ( 2008 est. )

Another information:

  • the mix of races has made Brazil a culturally rich and at the same time unique country. This miscegenation began with the Indian, the African and the Portuguese, but in a short time, immigrants from around the world began to arrive: Europeans, Asians, Jews and Arabs;
  • the result was a happy people, open to everything new, a people only found in Brazil. Because of this tremendous diversity, Brazil is one of the last places on earth where no one is a foreigner, where one can change one’s destiny without losing one’s identity and where each and every Brazilian has a little of the entire world in his or her blood;
  • this may be the reason the Brazilian receives anyone from another land so well. According to surveys carried out with foreign tourists who visited the country, 97.2% intend to return soon; 56.5% had their expectations completely satisfied; and, for 31.7%, their expectations were completely exceeded. As you can see, those who come to Brazil become fans on the first visit. Find out more about Brazil by navigating through our site. Or better yet: visit the country in person and feel for yourself the happiness and enthusiasm of our people.

More info:
http://www.indexmundi.com/brazil/demographics_profile.html
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/br.html

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