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List of metropolitan areas in Brazil

This is a list of the metropolitan areas (Regiäo Metropolitana) in Brazil. It contains the 26 metropolitan regions with more than one million inhabitants, according to the 2015 and 2016 estimates published by IBGE, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics.

Rank Metropolitan area State Population
(2016)[1]
Population
(2015)[2]
Change
1 São Paulo  São Paulo 21,242,939 21,090,791 +0.7%
2 Rio de Janeiro  Rio de Janeiro 12,330,186 12,280,703 +0.4%
3 Belo Horizonte  Minas Gerais 5,873,841 5,829,921 +0.8%
4 Distrito Federal e Entorno (Brasilia)  Distrito Federal / Goiás / Minas Gerais 4,284,676 4,201,737 +2.0%
5 Porto Alegre  Rio Grande do Sul 4,276,475 4,258,926 +0.4%
6 Fortaleza  Ceará 4,019,213 3,985,295 +0.9%
7 Salvador  Bahia 3,984,583 3,953,288 +0.8%
8 Recife  Pernambuco 3,940,456 3,914,317 +0.7%
9 Curitiba  Paraná 3,537,894 3,502,790 +1.0%
10 Campinas  São Paulo 3,131,528 3,094,181 +1.2%
11 Manaus  Amazonas 2,568,817 2,523,901 +1.8%
12 Vale do Paraíba e Litoral Norte  São Paulo 2,475,879 2,453,387 +0.9%
13 Goiânia  Goiás 2,458,504 2,421,831 +1.5%
14 Belém  Pará 2,422,481 2,402,437 +0.8%
15 Vitória  Espírito Santo 1,935,483 1,910,101 +1.3%
16 Sorocaba  São Paulo 1,908,425 1,888,074 +1.1%
17 Baixada Santista  São Paulo 1,813,033 1,797,500 +0.9%
18 São Luís  Maranhão 1,605,305 1,538,130 +4.4%
19 Natal  Rio Grande do Norte 1,537,211 1,504,821 +2.2%
20 Piracicaba  São Paulo 1,452,691 1,412,721 +2.8%
21 Norte/Nordeste Catarinense  Santa Catarina 1,363,854 1,344,091 +1.5%
22 Maceió  Alagoas 1,314,254 1,304,190 +0.8%
23 João Pessoa  Paraíba 1,268,360 1,253,930 +1.2%
24 Teresina  Piauí / Maranhão 1,199,941 1,194,911 +0.4%
25 Florianópolis  Santa Catarina 1,152,115 1,131,981 +1.8%
26 Londrina  Paraná 1,085,479 1,076,437 +0.8%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "IBGE divulga as estimativas populacionais dos municípios em 2016" (in Portuguese). IBGE. 28 August 2015. Retrieved 17 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "IBGE divulga as estimativas populacionais dos municípios em 2015" (in Portuguese). IBGE. 30 August 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.