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Blank Map of Brazil – Outline Map of Brazil [PDF]

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Outline Map of Brazil

Brazil is a country in South America with a population of 217 million (in 2023). This makes it the most populated country on the continent, followed by Colombia with over 52 million. Having by far the largest in population, it is also the largest in terms of land mass with 3.3 million square miles (or 8.5 million km²). It is the 5th largest country in the world, for population and land mass. Over one century of mass immigration from all corners of the planet has made Brazil one of the most ethnically diverse nations in existence today.

Our simple Brazil map outline only shows the international borders of the country, without any internal state boundaries or major cities. It is a useful map for basic geography exercises or coloring activities. You can also give your students or kids the task to draw various landmarks or geographical features into the map, such as the Amazon basin, the longest rivers, the most important cities, and much more.

Outline Map of Brazil

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To download and print a blank map of Brazil from this page, simply click on one of the links below the images. All maps are available in two different sizes: A4 and A5. Your map will open in a new tab, from where you can either print it out directly or save it as a PDF file.

Where is Brazil on a World Map?

Where is Brazil located on the map? It is in the southern hemisphere, and the western hemisphere. The country is situated on the southeastern part of the South American continent. The GPS map coordinates of Brazil are 14.2350° S and 51.9253° W.

The northernmost point of Brazil is at a latitude of 5°15 N, it has a natural geographic landmark with Mount Caburai, at 4,806 feet (1,465 meters). The southernmost point of Brazil is at the latitude of 33°45 S, this boundary is marked by the border with Uruguay.

There are 4 standard time zones throughout Brazil. They are, from west to east: Acre Time (ACT or UTC-5), Amazon Time (AMT or UTC-4), Brasilia Time (BRT or UTC-3), and Fernando de Noronha (FNT or UTC-2).

Below map shows Brazil on a map of South America, it was created with a tool called MapChart.

Brazil on a map of South America

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Activity Idea: Can you mark the different time zones on the map? Separate them with straight lines. Alternatively, draw them into the Brazil outline map further above and shade them in different colors.

Extra Challenge: Identify other map coordinates of importance like the capital of Brazil and mark it on the map (include the coordinates).

Brazil on a world map

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The above map was also created with MapChart. It shows where is Brazil on a world map. If you are interested in other world maps that also feature Brazil, you can find them in our world map section.

Blank Map of Brazil

How many countries border Brazil? Brazil is so enormous, that it borders all but 2 of the countries on the south American continent: Ecuador and Chile. Otherwise, Brazil has a land border with ten countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, French Guiana (overseas department of France), Guyana, Paraguay, Perú, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

The coastline of Brazil is approximately 4,655 miles (7,491 km) long, bordering the Atlantic Ocean. It’s most important ports are found in Rio de Janeiro, Santos, and Salvador.

Rich in natural resources and in production, Brazil is considered the world largest producer of many commodities. It holds the title for coffee, sugarcane, soy, and orange production, after which it shares a top position within the world context for everything else it grows or produces. Even though it is an industrial powerhouse, and wealthy in resource, it is still considered highly unstable due to its political corruption. There is great inequality in the population, with both extreme poverty and extreme affluence.

Blank Map of Brazil

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The above image shows where is Brazil in South America. This map delineates the international boundary of the country, and also includes bodies of water. Use this map to teach about Brazil in the great context of its region.

Interesting Fact: Brazil belongs to the Mercosur (Mercado Común del Sur; “Common Market of the South”), an economic and political bloc made up of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. Essentially, the Mercosur agrees on open borders between the member countries. It defines itself as “a union of countries, working as one, to secure the well being of their peoples.”

Activity Idea: Color in the Mercosur countries on the map. Can you research more on the topic? When borders are open between countries, what becomes easier?

Blank Map of Brazil with States

Brazil is a federation of states, with one federal district. How many states does Brazil have? There are 26 states. They are traditionally separated into regions, however these are geographical and not political regions. There are 5 regions: Northern, Northeast, Central-West, Southeast, and Southern. These regions are defined by law, but are used specifically for statistical purposes, and for the distribution of funds from the government. The governing itself, of each state, is an individual matter. While Brazilian states are autonomous, they do not hold the same power as the United States of America for example. Ultimate decisions are made through a federal congress.

Blank Map of Brazil with States

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Here are some interesting facts about each of the regions of Brazil.

  1. The North Region has vast natural resources and diverse ecosystem, including the Amazon Rainforest. The main industries are agriculture, forestry, mining, and fishing.
  2. The Northeast Region is one of the poorest regions in the country, but it is rich in culture and history. The main industries are agriculture, textile manufacturing, mining, and tourism.
  3. The Central-West Region is home to the country’s capital, Brasília, and a hub for government and administrative services. This region is known for its agricultural production, particularly soybeans and livestock.
  4. The Southeast Region is the most populated and economically developed region in the country. Its main industries are agriculture, manufacturing, finance, and tourism.
  5. The South Region is known for its mountain ranges, and European cultural influence. The main industries are agriculture, manufacturing, and tourism.

Activity Idea: Can you identify and color in the five distinct regions on this map outline of Brazil? Draw in a symbol that describes the main industry or characteristic of each region.

Extra Challenge: Make a table of the similarities and differences between the regions to accompany your Brazil outline map.

Brazil Blank Map with State Capitals

According to a study done by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics, 48.4% of the population self identify as White, 43.8% as Pardo (Brown), 6.8% as Black, and 1.1% as East Asian, and 0.4% as Indigenous. Similar to other South America countries, Brazil’s immigration and genealogical diversification began in the 1500s with the beginning of colonization.

The Portuguese were the first Europeans to arrive, and the greatest influence on the shape the country took afterwards. Today, Portuguese is the official language of Brazil. It is the only Portuguese-speaking country on the South American continent, and in the Americas. As a direct result, its language plays an important part in the identity and culture of Brazil.

Brazil Blank Map with State Capitals

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Here is a list of the state capitals, followed by their states, in alphabetical order (included is Brasilia which is capital of the the Federal District):

  1. Aracaju – Sergipe
  2. Belém – Pará
  3. Belo Horizonte – Minas Gerais
  4. Boa Vista – Roraima
  5. Brasília – Distrito Federal
  6. Campo Grande – Mato Grosso do Sul
  7. Cuiabá – Mato Grosso
  8. Curitiba – Paraná
  9. Florianópolis – Santa Catarina
  10. Fortaleza – Ceará
  11. Goiânia – Goiás
  12. João Pessoa – Paraíba
  13. Macapá – Amapá
  14. Maceió – Alagoas
  15. Manaus – Amazonas
  16. Natal – Rio Grande do Norte
  17. Palmas – Tocantins
  18. Porto Alegre – Rio Grande do Sul
  19. Porto Velho – Rondônia
  20. Recife – Pernambuco
  21. Rio Branco – Acre
  22. Rio de Janeiro – Rio de Janeiro
  23. Salvador – Bahia
  24. São Luís – Maranhão
  25. São Paulo – São Paulo
  26. Teresina – Piauí
  27. Vitória – Espírito Santo

Activity Idea: Can you identify each state and its capital and label them?

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Blank Brazil Map with Cities

Brazil has 6 main climate zones, determined by its geography. As it is such a massive and diverse country geographically, it makes sense that it also has very distinct climates in relation to those regions. The climate zones are the following:

  1. Equatorial: near the equator and experiences hot and humid weather throughout the year
  2. Tropical: characterized by hot and humid weather, with distinct wet and dry seasons
  3. Semi-Arid: in the northeast region of Brazil and is known for its arid and dry climate
  4. Subtropical: in the southern region of Brazil and experiences mild temperatures, with cool winters and warm summers
  5. Highland: in the mountainous areas of Brazil and experiences cooler temperatures due to the high altitude. Rainfall is abundant, and the climate is characterized by distinct wet and dry seasons.
  6. Coastal: is along the Brazilian coast and experiences hot and humid weather, with rainfall distributed throughout the year. The climate is also affected by ocean currents and winds.

Blank Brazil Map with Cities

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Listed below are the ten most populated cities in Brazil, in alphabetical order, and their approximate population rounded to the nearest thousand (as of 2021):

  1. Belo Horizonte – 2,501,000
  2. Brasília – 3,096,000
  3. Fortaleza – 2,693,000
  4. Goiânia – 1,536,000
  5. Manaus – 2,219,000
  6. Recife – 1,651,000
  7. Rio de Janeiro – 6,718,000
  8. Salvador – 2,892,000
  9. São Paulo – 12,333,000
  10. Belém – 1,492,000

Interesting fact: There is a big geographic similarity between these ten most populated cities.

Activity Idea: Identify on the map where the cities are located. Can you determine what similarity there is? Why do you think this is? Use this map of the Brazilian cities to teach about the urbanization of the country.

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