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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
2017-07-01
Agreste (Arapiraca)Metropolitan AreaAlagoas507,443556,602601,049645,399
AracajuMetropolitan AreaSergipe530,200675,667835,816951,073
Baixada Santista (Santos)Metropolitan AreaSão Paulo1,220,2491,476,8201,664,1361,828,212
BelémMetropolitan AreaPará1,434,6341,838,7632,101,8832,246,508
Belo HorizonteMetropolitan AreaMinas Gerais3,906,2914,819,2885,414,7015,898,745
Campina GrandeMetropolitan AreaParaíba595,184636,315687,039728,777
CampinasMetropolitan AreaSão Paulo1,866,0252,338,1482,797,1373,154,787
Carbonífera (Criciúma)Metropolitan AreaSanta Catarina411,285484,916550,206606,253
Cariri (Juazeiro do Norte)Metropolitan AreaCeará421,407497,782564,478601,817
ChapecóMetropolitan AreaSanta Catarina313,256353,765403,494446,295
CuritibaMetropolitan AreaParaná2,101,6812,768,3943,174,2013,518,185
Distrito Federal e Entorno (Brasília)Metropolitan AreaDistrito Federal / Goiás / Minas Gerais2,149,9212,952,2763,717,7284,366,901
FlorianópolisMetropolitan AreaSanta Catarina629,183816,3151,012,2331,172,076
FortalezaMetropolitan AreaCeará2,460,8273,056,7693,615,7673,917,279
Foz do Rio Itajaí (Itajaí)Metropolitan AreaSanta Catarina254,315375,589532,771656,764
GoiâniaMetropolitan AreaGoiás1,312,7091,743,2972,173,1412,493,792
Grande São LuísMetropolitan AreaMaranhão839,7241,091,9791,331,1811,443,242
Grande TeresinaMetropolitan AreaPiauí / Maranhão852,6041,008,1981,150,9591,204,397
Grande VitóriaMetropolitan AreaEspírito Santo1,136,8421,438,5961,687,7041,960,213
João PessoaMetropolitan AreaParaíba849,5331,019,6461,198,5761,327,232
LagesMetropolitan AreaSanta Catarina325,484348,835350,532357,110
LondrinaMetropolitan AreaParaná580,407678,032764,348840,767
MacapáMetropolitan AreaAmapá219,676363,747499,466590,177
MaceióMetropolitan AreaAlagoas786,643989,1821,156,3641,275,918
ManausMetropolitan AreaAmazonas1,192,1001,645,8322,106,3222,488,336
MaringáMetropolitan AreaParaná423,173517,490612,545688,343
NatalMetropolitan AreaRio Grande do Norte892,1341,124,6691,351,0041,529,792
Norte/Nordeste Catarinense (Joinville)Metropolitan AreaSanta Catarina719,863906,9821,094,4121,249,248
Petrolina/JuazeiroMetropolitan AreaPernambuco / Bahia436,881565,877686,410779,351
Porto AlegreMetropolitan AreaRio Grande do Sul3,200,9333,718,7783,958,9854,212,260
RecifeMetropolitan AreaPernambuco2,919,9793,337,5653,690,5473,965,699
Rio de JaneiroMetropolitan AreaRio de Janeiro9,796,64910,869,25511,835,70812,262,185
SalvadorMetropolitan AreaBahia2,586,3663,120,3033,573,9734,015,205
São PauloMetropolitan AreaSão Paulo15,444,94117,878,70319,683,97521,391,624
Sudoeste Maranhense (Imperatriz)Metropolitan AreaMaranhão317,062325,229345,873354,223
TubarãoMetropolitan AreaSanta Catarina279,646324,591356,721386,288
Vale do Aço (Ipatinga)Metropolitan AreaMinas Gerais498,556563,073615,297662,445
Vale do Itajaí (Blumenau)Metropolitan AreaSanta Catarina451,713558,165689,731797,263
Vale do Rio Cuiabá (Cuiabá)Metropolitan AreaMato Grosso590,632726,220833,766895,007

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

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