Population of Cities in Brazil (2018)

15
Over 1 Million
213
100,000 to 1 Million
1411
10,000 to 100,000
  • Sao Paulo
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Salvador
  • Fortaleza
  • Belo Horizonte
  • Brasilia
  • Curitiba
  • Manaus
  • Recife
  • Belem
  • Porto Alegre
  • Goiania
  • Guarulhos
  • Campinas
  • Nova Iguacu
  • Maceio
  • Sao Luis
  • Duque de Caxias
  • Natal
  • Teresina
  • Sao Bernardo do Campo
  • Campo Grande
  • Jaboatao
  • Osasco
  • Santo Andre
  • Joao Pessoa
  • Jaboatao dos Guararapes
  • Contagem
  • Ribeirao Preto
  • Sao Jose dos Campos
  • Uberlandia
  • Sorocaba
  • Cuiaba
  • Aparecida de Goiania
  • Aracaju
  • Feira de Santana
  • Londrina
  • Juiz de Fora
  • Belford Roxo
  • Joinville
  • Niteroi
  • Sao Joao de Meriti
  • Ananindeua
  • Florianopolis
  • Santos
  • Ribeirao das Neves
  • Vila Velha
  • Serra
  • Diadema
  • Campos dos Goytacazes

With 15 cities boasting populations of over one million residents, it's no surprise that Brazil is one of the most populated countries in the world. The country has a total of 5,570 municipalities as of 2016, which includes over 200 cities with a minimum population of 100,000, and an additional 1,409 cities that have a population of at least 10,000 residents. The average number of municipalities per state is over 200. There are a total of 26 states in the country, as well as the Federal District which is home to the state's capital, Brasilia. Almost every state capital is the largest city in its respective state.

Brazil's most populous city, Sao Paulo, is also one of the most populated metro areas in the world with a population exceeding 10 million people. This makes it easy to see why Brazil has an estimated urban population of over 87%. While there are millions of people that reside within the rural areas of the country, this number has been on a steady decline for decades. While the population of Brazil as a whole continues to grow at a steady rate, more people are moving from the rural areas to pursue greater opportunities in the larger cities, while immigrants are also choosing to live within the more opportunistic urban cities.

Brazil has 15 cities with more than a million people, 213 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 1411 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Brazil is Sao Paulo, with a population of 10,021,295 people.

Sao Paulo

This melting pot is a nationwide leader in economics, politics and culture.

10,021,295

Rio de Janeiro

The natural beauty of this World Heritage Site has made it one of the most visited cities in the Southern Hemisphere.

6,023,699

Salvador

The home to one of the largest ports in the country is one of the richest cities with fine cuisine, music and architecture.

2,711,840

Fortaleza

Historic landmarks, shopping, cuisine and urban beaches have led to the growth of this Brazilian city.

2,400,000

Belo Horizonte

Mountains, native forest and a nature reserve are highlights of this naturally beautiful city.

2,373,224

Brasilia

The capital of Brazil is the center of all three branches of Brazil's government.

2,207,718

Curitiba

Immigrants contibuted to the urban development of this populous city.

1,718,421

Manaus

Manaus' culture reflects the history of native Brazilian tribes.

1,598,210

Recife

This city combines its role as a medical and educational center with beautiful beaches and historic sites.

1,478,098

Belem

Belem's modern buildings and architecture haven't overcome the colonial portion of this populous city.

1,407,737

Name 2018 Population Location
Sao Paulo10,021,295Map
Rio de Janeiro6,023,699Map
Salvador2,711,840Map
Fortaleza2,400,000Map
Belo Horizonte2,373,224Map
Brasilia2,207,718Map
Curitiba1,718,421Map
Manaus1,598,210Map
Recife1,478,098Map
Belem1,407,737Map
Porto Alegre1,372,741Map
Goiania1,171,195Map
Guarulhos1,169,577Map
Campinas1,031,554Map
Nova Iguacu1,002,118Map
Maceio954,991Map
Sao Luis917,237Map
Duque de Caxias818,329Map
Natal763,043Map
Teresina744,512Map
Sao Bernardo do Campo743,372Map
Campo Grande729,151Map
Jaboatao702,621Map
Osasco677,856Map
Santo Andre662,373Map
Joao Pessoa650,883Map
Jaboatao dos Guararapes630,008Map
Contagem627,123Map
Ribeirao Preto619,746Map
Sao Jose dos Campos613,764Map
Uberlandia563,536Map
Sorocaba558,862Map
Cuiaba521,934Map
Aparecida de Goiania510,770Map
Aracaju490,175Map
Feira de Santana481,911Map
Londrina471,832Map
Juiz de Fora470,193Map
Belford Roxo466,096Map
Joinville461,304Map
Niteroi456,456Map
Sao Joao de Meriti454,849Map
Ananindeua433,956Map
Florianopolis412,724Map
Santos411,403Map
Ribeirao das Neves406,802Map
Vila Velha394,930Map
Serra394,153Map
Diadema390,633Map
Campos dos Goytacazes387,417Map
Maua386,069Map
Betim384,000Map
Caxias do Sul381,270Map
Sao Jose do Rio Preto374,699Map
Olinda366,754Map
Carapicuiba361,112Map
Campina Grande348,936Map
Piracicaba342,209Map
Macapa338,936Map
Itaquaquecetuba336,679Map
Bauru335,024Map
Montes Claros332,379Map
Canoas328,291Map
Mogi das Cruzes325,746Map
Sao Vicente324,457Map
Jundiai321,589Map
Pelotas320,674Map
Anapolis319,587Map
Vitoria312,656Map
Maringa311,724Map
Guaruja310,424Map
Porto Velho306,180Map
Franca305,041Map
Blumenau293,949Map
Foz do Iguacu293,523Map
Ponta Grossa292,177Map
Paulista289,971Map
Limeira289,665Map
Viamao285,269Map
Suzano283,314Map
Caucaia275,019Map
Petropolis272,691Map
Uberaba260,843Map
Rio Branco257,642Map
Cascavel257,172Map
Novo Hamburgo253,841Map
Vitoria da Conquista253,137Map
Barueri251,994Map
Taubate251,641Map
Governador Valadares250,878Map
Praia Grande250,027Map
Varzea Grande249,752Map
Volta Redonda249,580Map
Santa Maria249,219Map
Santa Luzia243,503Map
Gravatai238,778Map
Caruaru235,371Map
Boa Vista235,150Map
Ipatinga228,746Map
Sumare227,977Map
Juazeiro do Norte225,230Map
Embu221,733Map
Imperatriz218,106Map
Colombo217,000Map
Taboao da Serra214,523Map
Jacarei213,110Map
Marilia212,218Map
Presidente Prudente209,502Map
Sao Leopoldo209,229Map
Itabuna205,660Map
Sao Carlos205,035Map
Hortolandia203,533Map
Mossoro202,005Map
Itapevi201,748Map
Sete Lagoas201,334Map
Sao Jose200,000Map
Palmas196,272Map
Americana196,022Map
Petrolina194,650Map
Divinopolis193,832Map
Maracanau193,529Map
Planaltina189,412Map
Santarem189,047Map
Camacari188,758Map
Santa Barbara d'Oeste188,000Map
Rio Grande187,838Map
Cachoeiro de Itapemirim187,019Map
Itaborai182,498Map
Rio Claro180,147Map
Indaiatuba179,911Map
Passo Fundo179,529Map
Cotia174,828Map
Francisco Morato171,790Map
Aracatuba170,024Map
Araraquara168,468Map
Ferraz de Vasconcelos167,900Map
Arapiraca166,562Map
Lages164,676Map
Barra Mansa164,052Map
Nossa Senhora do Socorro163,993Map
Dourados162,202Map
Criciuma161,954Map
Chapeco160,157Map
Barreiras158,292Map
Sobral157,996Map
Itajai155,716Map
Ilheus155,499Map
Angra dos Reis153,635Map
Nova Friburgo153,361Map
Rondonopolis152,912Map
Itapecerica da Serra151,605Map
Guarapuava150,850Map
Parnamirim150,343Map
Caxias148,072Map
Nilopolis147,281Map
Pocos de Caldas146,588Map
Maraba145,860Map
Luziania143,601Map
Cabo143,105Map
Macae143,029Map
Ibirite141,374Map
Lauro de Freitas141,280Map
Paranagua141,013Map
Parnaiba138,008Map
Itu137,586Map
Castanhal137,406Map
Sao Caetano do Sul136,453Map
Queimados135,741Map
Pindamonhangaba132,218Map
Sapucaia130,937Map
Jaragua do Sul130,130Map
Mogi Guacu128,865Map
Jequie127,475Map
Itapetininga126,243Map
Patos de Minas126,234Map
Braganca Paulista125,096Map
Timon124,427Map
Sao Jose dos Pinhais124,224Map
Teresopolis123,979Map
Uruguaiana123,480Map
Porto Seguro123,173Map
Alagoinhas122,688Map
Palhoca122,423Map
Barbacena122,211Map
Cachoeirinha121,084Map
Santa Rita119,893Map
Toledo119,313Map
Jau119,206Map
Cubatao118,410Map
Pinhais117,000Map
Simoes Filho116,662Map
Varginha116,571Map
Sinop116,013Map
Pouso Alegre115,201Map
Eunapolis114,275Map
Botucatu113,862Map
Jandira113,605Map
Ribeirao Pires111,888Map
Conselheiro Lafaiete111,596Map
Resende111,514Map
Araucaria111,302Map
Atibaia110,968Map
Varzea Paulista110,936Map
Garanhuns110,085Map
Araruama109,637Map
Catanduva109,612Map
Franco da Rocha108,858Map
Cabo Frio108,239Map
Ji Parana107,697Map
Araras107,463Map
Poa107,432Map
Vitoria de Santo Antao107,383Map
Umuarama107,319Map
Apucarana107,085Map
Santa Cruz do Sul106,113Map
Guaratingueta105,880Map
Linhares105,075Map
Araguaina105,019Map
Esmeraldas103,206Map
Birigui102,277Map
Assis101,597Map
Barretos101,220Map
Colatina101,190Map
Teofilo Otoni101,170Map
Guaiba101,024Map
Guarapari100,925Map
Coronel Fabriciano100,916Map
Itaguai100,752Map
Rio das Ostras100,000Map
Itabira99,496Map
Votorantim99,390Map
Sertaozinho99,211Map
Santana de Parnaiba98,989Map
Bage98,940Map
Passos98,752Map
Salto98,387Map
Uba97,828Map
Ourinhos97,799Map
Trindade97,521Map
Arapongas97,512Map
Araguari96,565Map
Corumba96,520Map
Erechim96,087Map
Japeri95,101Map
Vespasiano94,749Map
Campo Largo94,668Map
Tatui93,580Map
Patos92,575Map
Timoteo91,722Map
Muriae91,173Map
Cambe91,080Map
Bayeux91,056Map
Bento Goncalves90,852Map
Caraguatatuba90,843Map
Itanhaem90,385Map
Santana do Livramento89,694Map
Almirante Tamandare89,499Map
Planaltina88,853Map
Crato88,786Map
Valinhos88,630Map
Sao Lourenco da Mata88,416Map
Nova Lima88,399Map
Brusque88,284Map
Barra do Pirai87,668Map
Alegrete87,236Map
Caieiras87,188Map
Barra do Corda86,662Map
Igarassu86,457Map
Paulo Afonso85,350Map
Ituiutaba85,345Map
Esteio84,902Map
Sarandi84,697Map
Itaperuna84,435Map
Santana83,927Map
Codo83,288Map
Araxa82,595Map
Abreu e Lima81,959Map
Itajuba81,870Map
Lavras81,472Map
Avare81,285Map
Formosa81,232Map
Leme81,209Map
Cruzeiro do Sul79,819Map
Itumbiara79,582Map
Marica79,551Map
Ubatuba79,007Map
Tres Lagoas78,712Map
Sao Joao del Rei78,592Map
Mogi Mirim78,244Map
Abaetetuba78,050Map
Sao Bento do Sul77,597Map
Itauna77,400Map
Sao Mateus77,117Map
Jatai76,547Map
Sao Joao da Boa Vista76,540Map
Lorena76,506Map
Santa Cruz do Capibaribe76,450Map
Sao Sebastiao76,367Map
Tucurui76,337Map
Embu Guacu76,310Map
Sapiranga76,051Map
Para de Minas75,786Map
Campo Mourao75,401Map
Cachoeira do Sul74,694Map
Santo Antonio de Jesus73,957Map
Paranavai72,848Map
Joao Monlevade72,762Map
Matao72,468Map
Bacabal72,372Map
Cacapava72,340Map
Aruja72,077Map
Cruzeiro72,022Map
Patrocinio71,963Map
Tres Rios71,944Map
Bebedouro71,862Map
Sao Cristovao71,539Map
Alfenas71,406Map
Ijui71,202Map
Altamira70,888Map
Paracatu70,753Map
Carpina70,689Map
Iguatu70,380Map
Votuporanga69,863Map
Paragominas69,613Map
Lins69,451Map
Jaboticabal69,394Map
Vicosa68,680Map
Sao Sebastiao do Paraiso68,654Map
Balsas68,056Map
Itatiba67,934Map
Santa Ines67,424Map
Tubarao67,245Map
Pato Branco65,754Map
Paulinia65,595Map
Lajeado65,407Map
Cruz Alta65,275Map
Aquiraz65,116Map
Itacoatiara64,937Map
Gurupi64,789Map
Itaituba64,756Map
Santo Angelo64,606Map
Parintins64,428Map
Curvelo63,954Map
Itabaiana63,888Map
Cacador63,726Map
Ouro Preto63,678Map
Caldas Novas63,675Map
Irece63,626Map
Catalao63,544Map
Tres Coracoes63,457Map
Rio Largo63,387Map
Valenca63,231Map
Vilhena63,231Map
Peruibe63,030Map
Itapeva62,957Map
Cataguases62,618Map
Saquarema62,056Map
Tupa62,035Map
Fernandopolis61,931Map
Senador Canedo61,800Map
Itapira61,607Map
Gravata61,249Map
Valenca61,144Map
Pirassununga60,413Map
Unai60,202Map
Caratinga60,066Map
Itapetinga59,721Map
Mococa59,654Map
Sao Borja59,613Map
Carazinho59,417Map
Santa Rosa58,957Map
Telemaco Borba58,880Map
Guanambi58,877Map
Aracruz58,271Map
Ariquemes58,096Map
Farroupilha57,650Map
Francisco Beltrao57,618Map
Picos57,495Map
Lencois Paulista57,375Map
Arcoverde57,163Map
Braganca57,163Map
Vacaria56,765Map
Cajamar56,682Map
Janauba56,572Map
Vinhedo56,492Map
Formiga56,404Map
Cianorte55,994Map
Nova Vicosa55,980Map
Itapipoca55,784Map
Ponta Pora55,763Map
Estancia55,654Map
Cacoal55,560Map
Sao Gabriel55,434Map
Concordia55,367Map
Pacatuba55,291Map
Viana55,122Map
Sao Pedro da Aldeia55,014Map
Caico54,934Map
Seropedica54,846Map
Cabedelo54,839Map