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

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NameStatusState(s)Population
Census
1991-09-01
Population
Census
2000-08-01
Population
Census
2010-08-01
Population
Estimate
2021-07-01
Agreste (Arapiraca)Metropolitan AreaAlagoas507,443556,602601,049642,002
AracajuMetropolitan AreaSergipe530,200675,667835,816983,876
Baixada Santista (Santos)Metropolitan AreaSão Paulo1,220,2491,476,8201,664,1361,897,551
BelémMetropolitan AreaPará1,434,6341,838,7632,101,8832,342,089
Belo HorizonteMetropolitan AreaMinas Gerais3,906,2914,819,2885,414,7016,031,338
Campina GrandeMetropolitan AreaParaíba595,184636,315687,039733,988
CampinasMetropolitan AreaSão Paulo1,866,0252,338,1482,797,1373,328,771
Carbonífera (Criciúma)Metropolitan AreaSanta Catarina411,285484,916550,206630,088
Cariri (Juazeiro do Norte)Metropolitan AreaCeará421,407497,782564,478616,454
ChapecóMetropolitan AreaSanta Catarina313,256353,765403,494464,732
CuritibaMetropolitan AreaParaná2,101,6812,768,3943,174,2013,675,991
Distrito Federal e Entorno (Brasília)Metropolitan AreaDistrito Federal / Goiás / Minas Gerais2,149,9212,952,2763,717,7284,531,928
FlorianópolisMetropolitan AreaSanta Catarina629,183816,3151,012,2331,248,470
FortalezaMetropolitan AreaCeará2,460,8273,056,7693,615,7674,029,499
Foz do Rio Itajaí (Itajaí)Metropolitan AreaSanta Catarina254,315375,589532,771719,842
GoiâniaMetropolitan AreaGoiás1,312,7091,743,2972,173,1412,688,661
Grande São LuísMetropolitan AreaMaranhão839,7241,091,9791,331,1811,475,254
Grande TeresinaMetropolitan AreaPiauí / Maranhão852,6041,008,1981,150,9591,233,220
Grande VitóriaMetropolitan AreaEspírito Santo1,136,8421,438,5961,687,7042,033,067
João PessoaMetropolitan AreaParaíba849,5331,019,6461,198,5761,347,137
LagesMetropolitan AreaSanta Catarina325,484348,835350,532355,580
LondrinaMetropolitan AreaParaná580,407678,032764,348872,669
MacapáMetropolitan AreaAmapá219,676363,747499,466647,165
MaceióMetropolitan AreaAlagoas786,643989,1821,156,3641,279,005
ManausMetropolitan AreaAmazonas1,192,1001,645,8322,106,3222,634,085
MaringáMetropolitan AreaParaná423,173517,490612,545727,747
NatalMetropolitan AreaRio Grande do Norte892,1341,124,6691,351,0041,568,814
Norte/Nordeste Catarinense (Joinville)Metropolitan AreaSanta Catarina719,863906,9821,094,4121,321,580
Petrolina/JuazeiroMetropolitan AreaPernambuco / Bahia436,881565,877686,410794,012
Porto AlegreMetropolitan AreaRio Grande do Sul3,200,9333,718,7783,958,9854,298,796
RecifeMetropolitan AreaPernambuco2,919,9793,337,5653,690,5474,047,088
Rio de JaneiroMetropolitan AreaRio de Janeiro9,796,64910,869,25511,835,70812,763,305
SalvadorMetropolitan AreaBahia2,586,3663,120,3033,573,9733,984,479
São PauloMetropolitan AreaSão Paulo15,444,94117,878,70319,683,97522,048,504
Sudoeste Maranhense (Imperatriz)Metropolitan AreaMaranhão317,062325,229345,873361,727
TubarãoMetropolitan AreaSanta Catarina279,646324,591356,721397,854
Vale do Aço (Ipatinga)Metropolitan AreaMinas Gerais498,556563,073615,297671,067
Vale do Itajaí (Blumenau)Metropolitan AreaSanta Catarina451,713558,165689,731848,362
Vale do Rio Cuiabá (Cuiabá)Metropolitan AreaMato Grosso590,632726,220833,766944,278

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

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