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The population of the metropolitan areas in Brazil according to census results and latest official estimates.

NameStatusState(s)Population
Census
1991-09-01
Population
Census
2000-08-01
Population
Census
2010-08-01
Population
Estimate
2018-07-01
Agreste (Arapiraca)Metropolitan AreaAlagoas507,443556,602601,049635,426
AracajuMetropolitan AreaSergipe530,200675,667835,816949,342
Baixada Santista (Santos)Metropolitan AreaSão Paulo1,220,2491,476,8201,664,1361,848,654
BelémMetropolitan AreaPará1,434,6341,838,7632,101,8832,292,758
Belo HorizonteMetropolitan AreaMinas Gerais3,906,2914,819,2885,414,7015,899,340
Campina GrandeMetropolitan AreaParaíba595,184636,315687,039724,184
CampinasMetropolitan AreaSão Paulo1,866,0252,338,1482,797,1373,210,985
Carbonífera (Criciúma)Metropolitan AreaSanta Catarina411,285484,916550,206611,229
Cariri (Juazeiro do Norte)Metropolitan AreaCeará421,407497,782564,478605,518
ChapecóMetropolitan AreaSanta Catarina313,256353,765403,494450,186
CuritibaMetropolitan AreaParaná2,101,6812,768,3943,174,2013,560,605
Distrito Federal e Entorno (Brasília)Metropolitan AreaDistrito Federal / Goiás / Minas Gerais2,149,9212,952,2763,717,7284,341,733
FlorianópolisMetropolitan AreaSanta Catarina629,183816,3151,012,2331,189,947
FortalezaMetropolitan AreaCeará2,460,8273,056,7693,615,7673,939,460
Foz do Rio Itajaí (Itajaí)Metropolitan AreaSanta Catarina254,315375,589532,771672,298
GoiâniaMetropolitan AreaGoiás1,312,7091,743,2972,173,1412,564,755
Grande São LuísMetropolitan AreaMaranhão839,7241,091,9791,331,1811,444,029
Grande TeresinaMetropolitan AreaPiauí / Maranhão852,6041,008,1981,150,9591,218,917
Grande VitóriaMetropolitan AreaEspírito Santo1,136,8421,438,5961,687,7041,951,673
João PessoaMetropolitan AreaParaíba849,5331,019,6461,198,5761,311,120
LagesMetropolitan AreaSanta Catarina325,484348,835350,532355,799
LondrinaMetropolitan AreaParaná580,407678,032764,348848,176
MacapáMetropolitan AreaAmapá219,676363,747499,466613,244
MaceióMetropolitan AreaAlagoas786,643989,1821,156,3641,255,154
ManausMetropolitan AreaAmazonas1,192,1001,645,8322,106,3222,505,704
MaringáMetropolitan AreaParaná423,173517,490612,545700,642
NatalMetropolitan AreaRio Grande do Norte892,1341,124,6691,351,0041,521,061
Norte/Nordeste Catarinense (Joinville)Metropolitan AreaSanta Catarina719,863906,9821,094,4121,265,862
Petrolina/JuazeiroMetropolitan AreaPernambuco / Bahia436,881565,877686,410769,544
Porto AlegreMetropolitan AreaRio Grande do Sul3,200,9333,718,7783,958,9854,234,392
RecifeMetropolitan AreaPernambuco2,919,9793,337,5653,690,5473,975,411
Rio de JaneiroMetropolitan AreaRio de Janeiro9,796,64910,869,25511,835,70812,581,369
SalvadorMetropolitan AreaBahia2,586,3663,120,3033,573,9733,899,533
São PauloMetropolitan AreaSão Paulo15,444,94117,878,70319,683,97521,571,281
Sudoeste Maranhense (Imperatriz)Metropolitan AreaMaranhão317,062325,229345,873359,405
TubarãoMetropolitan AreaSanta Catarina279,646324,591356,721388,472
Vale do Aço (Ipatinga)Metropolitan AreaMinas Gerais498,556563,073615,297659,726
Vale do Itajaí (Blumenau)Metropolitan AreaSanta Catarina451,713558,165689,731809,072
Vale do Rio Cuiabá (Cuiabá)Metropolitan AreaMato Grosso590,632726,220833,766918,826

Source: Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatistica (web).

Explanation: The population is computed according to the 2010 definition of metropolitan areas.