Subdivisions of Brazil

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Brazil divided into regions, states, and municipalities

Brazil is divided into several types and levels of administrative subdivisions.

Regions[edit]

Since 1942, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics has divided Brazil into five administrative regions.[1] On 23 November 1970, the regions of Brazil were adjusted slightly to the definition that is still in use today.[2]

States[edit]

Brazil is divided into 27 federative units: the Distrito Federal (DF) (1 federal district), and 26 states:

Municipalities[edit]

There are over 5500 municipalities in Brazil. The Federal District is divided into 31 administrative regions.

Statistical Areas[edit]

For statistical purposes, Brazilian municipalities are grouped together into mesoregions and microregions.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Divisão Regional". ibge.gov.br (in Portuguese). Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística. Retrieved 15 November 2015. 
  2. ^ Contel, Fabio Betioli. "As divisões regionais do IBGE no século XX (1942, 1970 e 1990)". terrabrasilis.revues.org (in Portuguese). Terra Brasilis: Revista da Rede Brasileira de História da Geografia e Geografia Histórica. doi:10.4000/terrabrasilis.990. Retrieved 15 November 2015.