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. It is the largest Portuguese-speaking country in the world, and the only one in the Americas. Bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east, Brazil has a coastline of 7491 km (4655 mi). It borders all other South American countries except Ecuador and Chile and occupies 47.3 percent of the continent of South America.
According to an investigation conducted by the BBC, Brazil is fast overtaking Thailand as the prime destination for sex tourism, and young children continue to supply the increasing demand from foreign tourists who travel to Brazil for sex adventures. Despite the alleged police crackdowns on child prostitution, the country's reputation as an erotic playland continues to attract the child sex tourists with "special" tour packets bringing in thousands of European singles weekly on holiday charters looking for cheap sex.