Population of Cities in Brazil (2017)

15
Over 1 Million
210
100,000 to 1 Million
1410
10,000 to 100,000

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, 210 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 1410 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 2017 Population
Sao Paulo10,021,295
Rio de Janeiro6,023,699
Salvador2,711,840
Fortaleza2,400,000
Belo Horizonte2,373,224
Brasilia2,207,718
Curitiba1,718,421
Manaus1,598,210
Recife1,478,098
Belem1,407,737
Porto Alegre1,372,741
Goiania1,171,195
Guarulhos1,169,577
Campinas1,031,554
Nova Iguacu1,002,118
Maceio954,991
Sao Luis917,237
Duque de Caxias818,329
Natal763,043
Teresina744,512
Sao Bernardo do Campo743,372
Campo Grande729,151
Jaboatao702,621
Osasco677,856
Santo Andre662,373
Joao Pessoa650,883
Jaboatao dos Guararapes630,008
Contagem627,123
Ribeirao Preto619,746
Sao Jose dos Campos613,764
Uberlandia563,536
Sorocaba558,862
Cuiaba521,934
Aparecida de Goiania510,770
Aracaju490,175
Feira de Santana481,911
Londrina471,832
Juiz de Fora470,193
Belford Roxo466,096
Joinville461,304
Niteroi456,456
Sao Joao de Meriti454,849
Ananindeua433,956
Florianopolis412,724
Santos411,403
Ribeirao das Neves406,802
Vila Velha394,930
Serra394,153
Diadema390,633
Campos387,417
Maua386,069
Betim384,000
Caxias do Sul381,270
Sao Jose do Rio Preto374,699
Olinda366,754
Carapicuiba361,112
Campina Grande348,936
Piracicaba342,209
Macapa338,936
Itaquaquecetuba336,679
Bauru335,024
Montes Claros332,379
Canoas328,291
Mogi das Cruzes325,746
Sao Vicente324,457
Jundiai321,589
Pelotas320,674
Anapolis319,587
Vitoria312,656
Maringa311,724
Guaruja310,424
Porto Velho306,180
Franca305,041
Blumenau293,949
Foz do Iguacu293,523
Ponta Grossa292,177
Paulista289,971
Limeira289,665
Viamao285,269
Suzano283,314
Caucaia275,019
Petropolis272,691
Uberaba260,843
Rio Branco257,642
Cascavel257,172
Novo Hamburgo253,841
Vitoria da Conquista253,137
Barueri251,994
Taubate251,641
Governador Valadares250,878
Praia Grande250,027
Varzea Grande249,752
Volta Redonda249,580
Santa Maria249,219
Santa Luzia243,503
Gravatai238,778
Caruaru235,371
Boa Vista235,150
Ipatinga228,746
Sumare227,977
Juazeiro do Norte225,230
Embu221,733
Imperatriz218,106
Colombo217,000
Taboao da Serra214,523
Jacarei213,110
Marilia212,218
Presidente Prudente209,502
Sao Leopoldo209,229
Itabuna205,660
Sao Carlos205,035
Hortolandia203,533
Mossoro202,005
Itapevi201,748
Sete Lagoas201,334
Sao Jose200,000
Palmas196,272
Americana196,022
Petrolina194,650
Divinopolis193,832
Maracanau193,529
Santarem189,047
Camacari188,758
Santa Barbara d'Oeste188,000
Rio Grande187,838
Cachoeiro de Itapemirim187,019
Itaborai182,498
Rio Claro180,147
Indaiatuba179,911
Passo Fundo179,529
Cotia174,828
Francisco Morato171,790
Aracatuba170,024
Araraquara168,468
Ferraz de Vasconcelos167,900
Arapiraca166,562
Lages164,676
Barra Mansa164,052
Nossa Senhora do Socorro163,993
Dourados162,202
Criciuma161,954
Chapeco160,157
Barreiras158,292
Sobral157,996
Itajai155,716
Ilheus155,499
Angra dos Reis153,635
Nova Friburgo153,361
Rondonopolis152,912
Itapecerica da Serra151,605
Guarapuava150,850
Parnamirim150,343
Caxias148,072
Nilopolis147,281
Pocos de Caldas146,588
Maraba145,860
Luziania143,601
Cabo143,105
Macae143,029
Ibirite141,374
Lauro de Freitas141,280
Paranagua141,013
Parnaiba138,008
Itu137,586
Castanhal137,406
Sao Caetano do Sul136,453
Queimados135,741
Pindamonhangaba132,218
Sapucaia130,937
Jaragua do Sul130,130
Mogi-Gaucu128,865
Jequie127,475
Itapetininga126,243
Patos de Minas126,234
Braganca Paulista125,096
Timon124,427
Sao Jose dos Pinhais124,224
Teresopolis123,979
Uruguaiana123,480
Porto Seguro123,173
Alagoinhas122,688
Palhoca122,423
Barbacena122,211
Cachoeirinha121,084
Santa Rita119,893
Toledo119,313
Jau119,206
Cubatao118,410
Pinhais117,000
Simoes Filho116,662
Varginha116,571
Sinop116,013
Pouso Alegre115,201
Botucatu113,862
Jandira113,605
Ribeirao Pires111,888
Conselheiro Lafaiete111,596
Resende111,514
Araucaria111,302
Atibaia110,968
Varzea Paulista110,936
Garanhuns110,085
Araruama109,637
Catanduva109,612
Franco da Rocha108,858
Cabo Frio108,239
Ji Parana107,697
Araras107,463
Poa107,432
Vitoria de Santo Antao107,383
Apucarana107,085
Santa Cruz do Sul106,113
Guaratingueta105,880
Linhares105,075
Araguaina105,019
Esmeraldas103,206
Birigui102,277
Barretos101,220
Colatina101,190
Teofilo Otoni101,170
Guaiba101,024
Guarapari100,925
Coronel Fabriciano100,916
Assis100,911
Itaguai100,752
Rio das Ostras100,000
Itabira99,496
Votorantim99,390
Sertaozinho99,211
Santana de Parnaiba98,989
Bage98,940
Passos98,752
Salto98,387
Uba97,828
Ourinhos97,799
Trindade97,521
Arapongas97,512
Araguari96,565
Corumba96,520
Erechim96,087
Japeri95,101
Vespasiano94,749
Campo Largo94,668
Tatui93,580
Patos92,575
Timoteo91,722
Muriae91,173
Cambe91,080
Bayeux91,056
Bento Goncalves90,852
Caraguatatuba90,843
Itanhaem90,385
Santana do Livramento89,694
Umuarama89,687
Almirante Tamandare89,499
Planaltina88,853
Crato88,786
Valinhos88,630
Sao Lourenco da Mata88,416
Nova Lima88,399
Brusque88,284
Barra do Pirai87,668
Alegrete87,236
Caieiras87,188
Igarassu86,457
Paulo Afonso85,350
Ituiutaba85,345
Esteio84,902
Sarandi84,697
Itaperuna84,435
Santana83,927
Codo83,288
Araxa82,595
Abreu e Lima81,959
Itajuba81,870
Lavras81,472
Avare81,285
Formosa81,232
Leme81,209
Cruzeiro do Sul79,819
Itumbiara79,582
Marica79,551
Ubatuba79,007
Tres Lagoas78,712
Sao Joao del Rei78,592
Mogi Mirim78,244
Abaetetuba78,050
Sao Bento do Sul77,597
Itauna77,400
Sao Mateus77,117
Jatai76,547
Sao Joao da Boa Vista76,540
Lorena76,506
Santa Cruz do Capibaribe76,450
Sao Sebastiao76,367
Tucurui76,337
Embu Guacu76,310
Sapiranga76,051
Para de Minas75,786
Campo Mourao75,401
Cachoeira do Sul74,694
Santo Antonio de Jesus73,957
Paranavai72,848
Joao Monlevade72,762
Matao72,468
Bacabal72,372
Cacapava72,340
Aruja72,077
Cruzeiro72,022
Patrocinio71,963
Tres Rios71,944
Bebedouro71,862
Sao Cristovao71,539
Alfenas71,406
Ijui71,202
Altamira70,888
Paracatu70,753
Carpina70,689
Iguatu70,380
Votuporanga69,863
Paragominas69,613
Lins69,451
Jaboticabal69,394
Vicosa68,680
Sao Sebastiao do Paraiso68,654
Balsas68,056
Itatiba67,934
Santa Ines67,424
Tubarao67,245
Pato Branco65,754
Paulinia65,595
Lajeado65,407
Cruz Alta65,275
Aquiraz65,116
Itacoatiara64,937
Gurupi64,789
Itaituba64,756
Santo Angelo64,606
Parintins64,428
Curvelo63,954
Itabaiana63,888
Cacador63,726
Ouro Preto63,678
Caldas Novas63,675
Irece63,626
Catalao63,544
Tres Coracoes63,457
Rio Largo63,387
Valenca63,231
Vilhena63,231
Peruibe63,030
Itapeva62,957
Cataguases62,618
Saquarema62,056
Tupa62,035
Fernandopolis61,931
Senador Canedo61,800
Itapira61,607
Gravata61,249
Valenca61,144
Pirassununga60,413
Unai60,202
Caratinga60,066
Itapetinga59,721
Mococa59,654
Sao Borja59,613
Carazinho59,417
Santa Rosa58,957
Telemaco Borba58,880
Guanambi58,877
Aracruz58,271
Ariquemes58,096
Farroupilha57,650
Francisco Beltrao57,618
Picos57,495
Lencois Paulista57,375
Arcoverde57,163
Braganca57,163
Vacaria56,765
Cajamar56,682
Janauba56,572
Vinhedo56,492
Formiga56,404
Cianorte55,994
Nova Vicosa55,980
Itapipoca55,784
Ponta Pora55,763
Estancia55,654
Cacoal55,560
Sao Gabriel55,434
Concordia55,367
Pacatuba55,291
Viana55,122
Sao Pedro da Aldeia55,014
Caico54,934
Seropedica54,846
Cabedelo54,839
Manhuacu54,607
Penapolis54,477
Mairipora54,415