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.


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]


Brazil is divided into 27 federative units: the Distrito Federal (DF) (1 federal district), 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.