List of Brazilian states by population density

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Population density is a ratio of the average number of inhabitants per square kilometre. It is worked out by simply dividing the population by the area of the Federative Units. Brazil has an overall population density of 20.5 inhabitants per square kilometer. The figures are based on 2014 IBGE estimative data data.

Brazilian states by Population Density, in people per square kilometer
  below 3
  3 to 12
  12 to 48
  48 to 192
  above 192
Rank State Area (km2)[1] Population[2] Density (pop./km2) Comparable country (Density)
1  Distrito Federal 5,780.0 2,852,372 493.5  Tuvalu
2  Rio de Janeiro 43,780.2 16,461,173 376.0  Comoros
3  São Paulo 248,222.8 44,035,304 177.4  Saint Kitts and Nevis
4  Alagoas 27,778.5 3,321,730 119.5  Albania
5  Sergipe 21,915.1 2,219,574 101.3  Romania
6  Pernambuco 98,148.3 9,277,727 94.5  Costa Rica
7  Espírito Santo 46,095.6 3,885,049 84.3  Benin
8  Santa Catarina 95,736.2 6,727,148 70.3  Tunisia
9  Paraíba 56,469.8 3,943,885 69.8  Honduras
10  Rio Grande do Norte 52,811.0 3,408,510 64.5  Kenya
11  Ceará 148,920.5 8,842,791 59.4  Mexico
12  Paraná 199,307.9 11,081,692 55.6  Lithuania
13  Rio Grande do Sul 281,730.2 11,207,274 39.8  Guinea
14  Minas Gerais 586,522.1 20,734,097 35.4  Venezuela
15  Bahia 564,733.2 15,126,371 26.8  Mozambique
16  Maranhão 331,937.4 6,850,884 20.6  Equatorial Guinea
17  Goiás 340,111.8 6,523,222 19.2  Solomon Islands
18  Piauí 251,577.8 3,194,718 12.7  Norway
19  Rondônia 237,590.5 1,748,531 7.4  Central African Republic
20  Mato Grosso do Sul 357,145.5 2,619,657 7.3  Central African Republic
21  Pará 1,247,954.7 8,073,924 6.5  Kazakhstan
22  Tocantins 277,720.5 1,496,880 5.4  Gabon
23  Amapá 142,828.5 750,912 5.3  Guyana
24  Acre 164,123.0 790,101 4.8  Gabon
25  Mato Grosso 903,366.2 3,224,357 3.6  Canada
26  Amazonas 1,559,159.1 3,873,743 2.5  French Guiana
27  Roraima 224,300.5 496,936 2.2  Mongolia
 Brazil 8,515,767.0 202,768,562 23.8  Peru

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Brazilian Official Territorial Area
  2. ^ Population Estimates on 1 July 2014

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