Brazil country profile - BBC News

1960 - The capital is moved from Rio de Janeiro to the new purpose-built city of Brasilia.

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The exploitation of the Amazon rainforest, much of which is in Brazil, has been a major international worry, since the wilderness is a vital regulator of the climate.

Around 50% of Brazilians are online. They are among the world's most enthusiastic users of social media.

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1822 - The son of the Portuguese king declares independence from Portugal and crowns himself Pedro I, emperor of Brazil.

A veteran of the centrist Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (PMDB), Mr Temer will serve out the rest of Ms Rousseff's term to the end of 2018.

Brazil is the largest country in South America and the fifth largest nation in the world