Brazil is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region. It is the world's fifth-largest country, both by geographical area and by population, with over 212 million people. Brazil is the largest Portuguese-speaking country in the world and the only one in the Americas. Its geography varies greatly, with a range of different landscapes, including dense forests, vast grasslands, and mountains. The country is known for its diverse culture, rich history, and natural beauty, including iconic landmarks such as the Christ the Redeemer statue and the Iguaçu Falls. Brazil's economy is the world's ninth-largest by nominal GDP, and it is a leading producer of commodities such as coffee, soybeans, and iron ore.