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Brazil’s population is 186 million; 9.5% increase over the previous census in 2000

Tuesday, November 9th 2010 - 02:16 UTC
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Sao Paulo the most populous state and city Sao Paulo the most populous state and city

Brazil, the country with most territory in Latin America also has the largest population, almost 186 million according to preliminary figures from the latest census, released by the Brazilian Geography and Statistics Institute, IBGE.

The exact figure is 185.712.000 and represents a 9.5% increase over the last census in 2000. However this was 3% less than the 191.5 million calculated by IBGE for this year based on birth and death rates and immigration figures.

The IBGE managed census collected information between August first and 31 October, having visited 67.275.000 households in 5-565 Brazilian municipalities.

Primary data indicates that Sao Paulo, the industrial hub and the richest of the country is the most populated of 27 states, 39.9 million and recently created Roraima in the Amazon region the least populated.

Sao Paulo city is Brazil’s most populous municipality with 10.66 million residents. This does not include those in its metropolitan area where practically a similar number live. Brasilia, the national capital registered a 20% population increase compared with the 2000 census

The full data of the census is scheduled to be released next November 29. The last census was done in 2000 when the total resident population in Brazils was 169 million.

After Sao Paulo comes Rio de Janeiro, with 5.9 million residents; Salvador, 2.5 million; Brasilia, 2.46 million; Fortaleza, 2.31 million; Belo Horizonte, 2.25 million; Manaus, 1.71 million; Curitiba, 1.67 million; Recife, 1.47 million; and Porto Alegre, 1.35 million.

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  • briton

    And with this grows a military power, We all know that brazil aspires to be a world power, And the fact she is slowly increasing her navy points to this.
    Only time will tell if this is a good thing or a bad thing . Either way brazil is growing on the world stage, we may yet find out in the decades to come .

    Nov 10th, 2010 - 12:35 am 0
  • Fido Dido

    I think, I am not sure, that Brazil is more interested in becoming (or already is) an economic super power. I do not think they are interested in becoming a military super power, because it cost to much money, they know that, and why should they bother to become a military super power? who are their enemy? It's a continental size nation that has no enemies I can think about. When is the last time they send soldiers overseas to fight a war? World war 2, when they were attacked. I think, again, I'm not sure, Brazil is up grading its defense pure for defense, because your friends of today, “might”, you never know, be your enemy tomorrow. We shall see, but it's interesting to see how Brazil is changing, actually under the radar.

    Nov 10th, 2010 - 01:34 am 0
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