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Thursday, September 6, 2012

WE ARE 194 MILLION SOULS


On July 1 this year, the Brazilian population totaled 193,946,886, according to an estimate by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), published on August 31 in the Official Federal Gazette
According to the estimate, the population grew 1.57 million (0.81%) compared to July 2011. The projection indicates that the state of São Paulo is the most populous, with 41.9 million people (21.6% of the total population of the country).
After São Paulo, Minas Gerais is the next most populous state in Brazil (19.8 million), followed by the states of Rio de Janeiro (16.2 million), Bahia (14.1 million), Rio Grande do Sul (10.7 million), Paraná (10.5 million), Pernambuco (8.9 million) and Pará (7.7 million). São Paulo remains the most populous city in Brazil with approximately 11.4 million people (27% of state residents and 5.86% of the total population).
The dissemination of population estimates is prescribed by law and the associated statistical data is used in the calculation of federal government economic and sociodemographic indicators, while also serving as a parameter for the allocation of public policy resources and for the distribution of the States' and Municipalities' Participation Funds.
According to an IBGE resolution, the method used to estimate the size of the population will change next year. “New information related to local demographic dynamics should be incorporated and alternative methodological procedures should be included, such as those making use of economic, social and demographic variables at the municipal level,” says the text.

Source:
Largest cities or towns of Brazil
2010 
Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics estimate
Rank
City
Name
State
Pop.
1
São Paulo
São Paulo
11,316,149
2
Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro
6,355,949
3
Salvador
Bahia
3,093,605
4
Brasília
Distrito Federal
2,609,997

5
Fortaleza
Ceará
2,476,589
6
Belo Horizonte
Minas Gerais
2,385,639
7
Manaus
Amazonas
1,832,423
8
Curitiba
Paraná
1,764,540
9
Recife
Pernambuco
1,536,934
10
Porto Alegre
Rio Grande do Sul
1,413,094
11
Belém
Pará
1,402,056
12
Goiânia
Goiás
1,318,148
13
Guarulhos
São Paulo
1,233,426
14
Campinas
São Paulo
1,088,611
15
São Luís
Maranhão
1,027,429
16
São Gonçalo
Rio de Janeiro
1,008,064
17
Maceió
Alagoas
943,109
18
Duque de Caxias
Rio de Janeiro
861,157
19
Teresina
Piauí
822,363
20
Natal
Rio Grande do Norte
810,780
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