List of the states of Brazil by population density

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There are 27 States of Brazil, or Estados in Portuguese, which are the federal states of Brazil, plus the Federal District which holds the capital city, Brasília. Below are these states listed in order of the population density, from Distrito Federal with the greatest population density, to Roraima with the least. The second number in bold corresponds to the map.

Population density is a ratio of the average number of inhabtants per kilometre square. It is worked out by simply dividing the population by the area of the state. Brazil has an overall peopulation density of 20.5 inhabitants per kilometre square. This and the below figures are based on 2000 census data.

Rank of Brazilian States by: Area - Population - Population Density
  1. Distrito Federal (27) - 353.5 inh./km2
  2. Rio de Janeiro (18) - 328.6 inh./km2
  3. São Paulo (24) - 149.2 inh./km2
  4. Alagoas (2) - 101.5 inh./km2
  5. Sergipe (25) - 81.3 inh./km2
  6. Pernambuco (16) - 80.4 inh./km2
  7. Espírito Santo (7) - 67.3 inh./km2
  8. Paraíba (14) - 61.1 inh./km2
  9. Santa Catarina (23) - 56.2 inh./km2
  10. Rio Grande do Norte (19) - 52.3 inh./km2
  11. Ceará (6) - 51.0 inh./km2
  12. Paraná (15) - 48.0 inh./km2
  13. Rio Grande do Sul (20) - 36.2 inh./km2
  14. Minas Gerais (12) - 30.5 inh./km2
  15. Bahia (5) - 23.2 inh./km2
  16. Maranhão (9) - 17.0 inh./km2
  17. Goiás (8) - 14.7 inh./km2
  18. Piauí (17) - 11.3 inh./km2
  19. Mato Grosso do Sul (11) - 5.8 inh./km2
  20. Rondônia (21) - 5.8 inh./km2
  21. Pará (13) - 5.0 inh./km2
  22. Tocantins (26) - 4.2 inh./km2
  23. Acre (1) - 3.7 inh./km2
  24. Amapá (3) - 3.3 inh./km2
  25. Mato Grosso (10) - 2.8 inh./km2
  26. Amazonas (4) - 1.8 inh./km2
  27. Roraima (22) - 1.4 inh./km2

See also: Brazil, States of Brazil, List of subnational entities, List of capitals of subnational entities

External link

Statoids data on Brazilian states (http://www.statoids.com/ubr.html)

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