Mesoregions of Brazil

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A mesoregion (Portuguese: Mesorregião) is a subdivision of the Brazilian states, grouping together various municipalities in proximity and with common characteristics. The mesoregions were created by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics for statistical purposes and do not, therefore, constitute an administrative area. They are further divided into microregions.

List of mesoregions[edit]

As of 2014, there are 5569 municipalities, divided over 557 microregions and 136 mesoregions:[1]

State Mesoregions Microregions Municipalities
Central-West Brazil 14 51 466
Goiás 5 18 246
Mato Grosso 5 22 141
Mato Grosso do Sul 4 11 79
Northeast Brazil 42 188 1794
Alagoas 3 13 102
Bahia 7 32 417
Ceará 7 33 184
Maranhão 5 21 217
Paraíba 4 23 223
Pernambuco 5 19 185
Piauí 4 15 224
Rio Grande do Norte 4 19 167
Sergipe 3 13 75
North Brazil 20 64 450
Acre 2 5 22
Amapá 2 4 16
Amazonas 4 13 62
Pará 6 22 144
Rondônia 2 8 52
Roraima 2 4 15
Tocantins 2 8 139
Southeast Brazil 37 160 1668
Espírito Santo 4 13 78
Minas Gerais 12 66 853
Rio de Janeiro 6 18 92
São Paulo 15 63 645
South Brazil 23 94 1191
Paraná 10 39 399
Rio Grande do Sul 7 35 497
Santa Catarina 6 20 295
total 136 557 5569

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