Brazil is a country of superlatives. It’s the largest country in South America with the largest waterfall, most rainforests, and longest river. This map of Brazil captures everything from its major cities to the Amazon Basin in a satellite, elevation, and reference map.
Brazil Political Map
Brazil is located in eastern South America and is the fifth largest country in the world. Not only is it the largest country in South America, but it’s also the largest country in the entire southern hemisphere. It’s so large that it shares common boundaries with every South American country except Chile and Ecuador. As the longest north-south directional country in the world, it also shares a 4,600 miles (7,400 km) coastline with the Atlantic Ocean along the east coast. While the capital of Brazil is Brasília, the largest city is São Paulo with Rio de Janeiro as the second largest.
Brazil Satellite Map
Brazil is home to a diverse range of landscapes with mostly a tropical and temperate climate. One of the most notable ecosystems is its tropical rainforests in the Amazon Basin. Although deforestation is one of its biggest environmental challenges, the Amazon Rainforest is still home to a diverse range of vegetation and animal habitat. Brazil has an extremely complex system of flowing rivers that all drain into the Atlantic Ocean. The longest river is the Amazon River with the most discharge volume in the world. Brazil is also home to the largest waterfall in the world at the Iguazu Falls, along its border with Argentina.
Brazil Elevation Map
The terrain of Brazil is mostly flat to rolling lowlands to the north. There are also some plains, hills, and mountains throughout the country that covers an area of 8,515,767 square kilometers (3,287,956 sq mi). For example, Pico da Neblina is Brazil’s highest mountain peak at 2,995 meters (9,827 ft) in height. The mountain name translates to “Peak of the Mists” because they tower high enough to the clouds. Other major mountain ranges in Brazil include the Pedra da Mina, Serra do Espinhaco, Imeri and the Tumucumaque ranges.