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12 Biggest Cities In Brazil

Two Brazilian metro areas have more than 10 million people apiece, with one of the two being more than twice that size.

Urban development in Brazil has risen to a high level in recent years and as a result about 84.35% of Brazilians have moved to the city. This information is according to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). Brazil has the biggest land area of all countries in South America and Latin America. Its official language is Portuguese. As of 2015, its economy ranked ninth among the world's countries. Gross Domestic Product per capita is US$8,802 (2016 estimate). Population 2015 estimate is 205,338,000. Currency is the Real (R$) (BRL).

Brazilian Cities - Demographics

Two Brazilian metro areas have more than 10 million people. Sao Paulo with a population of 21.1 million is capital to the state of Sao Paulo. It ranks first in population among all the cities in Brazil with 60.6% white people. Its GDP ranks first in Latin America. Its export sector defines its GDP. Rio de Janeiro's population count is 12.3 million people of whom 51.2% are white people. Its GDP is second to Sao Paulo. The services sector leads its GDP. Belo Horizonte has a population of 5.8 million of whom 46.7% are white people. Its services sector accounts for 85% of its GDP. Porto Alegre has a population of about 4.3 million people of whom 79.2% are white people. Its export sector defines its GDP. Brasilia has a population of 4.2 million of whom 48.2% are multiracial. Public Administration accounts for 54.8% of its GDP. Fortaleza has a population of about 4.0 million of whom 57.2% are multiracial. Commerce accounts for a significant portion of its GDP. Salvador has a population of about 4.0 million people of whom 51.7% are multiracial. Its industry accounts for a large portion of its GDP. Recife has a population of about 3.9 million people of whom 49.1% are multiracial. Curitiba has a population of 3.5 million people of whom 78.9% are white people. Its services sector accounts for 65.84% of its GDP. Campinas has a population of about 3.1 million people of whom about 74% are whites. Industrial production accounts for most of its GDP. Manaus has a population of about 2.5 million people of whom 63.93% are multiracial. Its industries make up the bulk of its GDP. Vale do Paraíba e Litoral Norte has about 2.5 million people of whom 72.61% are white people. Industrial institutions of the country define its GDP.

A Fast-Rising World Economy

Brazil has the eighth biggest economy in the world today. A section of economists also believes that Brazil’s economy would become one of the world's five most successful ones in decades to come if things continue on the right track. As of 2014, GDP (PPP) per capita was $15,153. The GDP growth is attributed to the increased number of employed people numbering about 107 million. It has maintained its 150-year current record of being the world's biggest producer of coffee.

12 Biggest Cities In Brazil

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RankCityMetro Population (million)
1Sao Paulo21.1
2Rio de Janeiro12.3
3Belo Horizonte5.8
4Porto Alegre4.3
5Brasilia4.2
6Fortaleza4.0
7Salvador4.0
8Recife3.9
9Curitiba3.5
10Campinas3.1
11Manaus2.5
12Vale do Paraiba e Litoral Norte2.5

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