Microregions of Brazil

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A microregion (Portuguese: Microrregião) is a legally defined area in Brazil consisting of a group of municipalities. Microregions are grouped together into mesoregions. In theory, Brazilian law provides for member municipalities to co-operate on matters of common interest, but in practice, the divisions are used primarily or statistical purposes by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics.

List of microregions[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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