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Demographics

The demographics of Brazil describe the country as a whole and gives you insight to lives of the population that reside there. The country itself has experienced mass immigration from countries such as Portugal, Japan, Spain, Italy, and Lebanon. The population consists of 203,429,733 (July 2011 Census).  53% of the population is white, 38.5% Mulatto, 6.2% Black, and .9% Japanese, Arab and Amerindian.

The age structure of the country is as follows 0-14 years old 26.2% (little over half male), 15-64 years old 67% (little over half women) and 65 years old and up make up 6.7% the population.  The fertility rate is 2.18 children born per woman.  The birth rate is 17.79 per 1000. The life expectancy for men is 68.97 and the life expectancy for women is 76.2. The death rate is 6.36 deaths per 10000 population. The urban population consists of 87% of total population, with southern Brazil being the most densely populated. Its largest city is Sao Paolo 19.96 million. [1]

Below you will see a comparison with its colonizing country Portugal and its neighbor Argentina.

Population:        203,429,773               41,769,726             10,760,305

Fertility:                    2.18                           2.31                          1.5
(Children born/ Woman)

Birth Rate:              17.79                        17.54                          9.94
(Births/1,000 population)

Life Expectancy:     72.53                        76.95                         78.54
(Total Population)

Death Rate:              6.36                          7.38                           10.8
(Deaths/1,000 Population)

Urban Population:     87%                        92%                           61%
(% of total Population)

Brazils Millenium Development Goals

  1. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  2. Achieve universal primary education
  3. Promote gender equality and empower women
  4. Reduce child mortality
  5. Improve maternal health
  6. Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
  7. Ensure environmental sustainability 
  8. Develop a global partnership for development 

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