Summer in Brazil consists of the months of December, January and February. This is due to the fact that Brazil is located below the equator in the Southern hemisphere. During these months, the Southern hemisphere is tilted toward the sun, while the Northern hemisphere is tilted away from the sun and experiences winter.
Brazil is located in the eastern region of South America. It is the fifth largest country in the world by area and the largest in South America. As of 2014, Brazil's population was approximately 202,656,000, making it the sixth largest in the world by population. Brazil shares a border with all South American countries except Ecuador and Chile. Its capital is Brasilia and official language is Portuguese.