Microregion (Brazil)

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For Soviet/Eastern European urban housing schemes, see Microdistrict.

Microregions (Portuguese: Microrregião) are legally defined administrative areas in Brazil consisting of groups of municipalities bordering urban areas. Microregions are grouped together into mesoregions.

In principle, Brazilian law provides for member municipalities to cooperate on matters of common interest, but in practice, these divisions are primarily used for statistical purposes by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics.

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