Subdivisions of Brazil

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Brazil divided into regions, states, and municipalities

Brazil is divided into several types and levels of administrative subdivisions.


Main article: Regions of Brazil

Since 1942, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics has divided Brazil into five administrative regions.[1] On 23 November 1970, the regions of Brazil were adjusted slightly to the definition that is still in use today.[2]


Main article: States of Brazil

Brazil is divided into 27 federative units: the Federal District, Distrito Federal (DF), and 26 states:


There are over 5500 municipalities in Brazil. The Federal District is divided into 31 administrative regions.

Statistical Areas[edit]

For statistical purposes, Brazilian municipalities are grouped together into mesoregions and microregions.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Divisão Regional". (in Portuguese). Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística. Retrieved 15 November 2015. 
  2. ^ Contel, Fabio Betioli. "As divisões regionais do IBGE no século XX (1942, 1970 e 1990)". (in Portuguese). Terra Brasilis: Revista da Rede Brasileira de História da Geografia e Geografia Histórica. doi:10.4000/terrabrasilis.990. Retrieved 15 November 2015.