The Federative Republic of Brazil is the largest country in South America. Brazil is divided into 26 states and the Federal District, where the capital, Brasilia, is located. The official language is Portuguese, which distinguishes the country as the only Portuguese-speaking nation in South America. Brazil is the largest economy in Latin America. It has a diverse economy and vast deposits of natural resources. Strategic location, vast economic potential and economic stability are considerations for businesses considering expansion into Brazil.