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Brasília is the capital of Brazil. The major roles of construction and of services (government, communications, banking and finance, food production, entertainment, and legal services) in Brasília's economy reflect the city's status as a governmental rather than an industrial centre.Brazil is in Eastern South America, bordering the Atlantic Ocean. Mostly tropical, but temperate in south. Mostly flat to rolling lowlands in north; some plains, hills, mountains, and narrow coastal belt.The official language is Brazilian Portuguese. This is different from European Portuguese in pronunciation and some vocabulary. Many people do speak English in business and federal government circles, but visitors cannot rely on a contact's ability to speak English and should check in advance whether an interpreter will be necessary. The main religion is Christianity.The economy of Brazil is a federal economy. Brazil is the ninth largest economy in the world and the second largest in the Americas, after the United States.The population in Brasilia is 2.6 Mil (2014 est.), while the inflation rate is 6.52% (2014 est.).