States of Brazil

Last updated: January 28, 2018 at 22:20 pm

bahia photoLike the United States of America, Brazil is a country which is composed of a number of United States.

However, while the USA is composed of more than fifty states, Brazil is made of up twenty six states plus one Federal District. Here are the 26 states of Brazil:

Listed Alphabetically: A-Z

Acre (AC) covers 58,912 square miles and has a population of about 790,000 people. The capital of Acre is Rio Branco.

Alagoas (AL) covers an area of 10,721 square miles and has an estimated population of 3,321,730 people. The capital of Alagoas is Maceio.

Amapa (AP) covers an area of 55,151 square miles and has an estimated population of 750,912 people. The capital of Amapa is Macapa.

Amazonas (AM) covers an area of 606,470 square miles and has a population of   3,873, 732 people. The capital of Amazonas is Manaus.

Bahia (BA) covers an area of 218,030 square miles and has a population of 15,126,371 people. The capital of Bahia is Salvador.

Ceara (CE) covers an area of 57,463 square miles and has a population of approximately 8,842,791 people. The capital of Ceara is Fortaleza.

Espirito Santo (ES) covers an area of 17,791 square miles and has a population of approximately 3,885,049 people. The capital of Espirito Santo is Vitoria.

Goias (GO) covers an area of 131,310 square miles and has a population of approximately 6,523,222 people. The capital of Goias is Goiania.

Maranhao (MA) covers an area of 128,180 square miles and has a population of approximately 6,850,884 people. The capital of Maranhao is Sao Luis.

Mato Grosso (MT) covers an area of 348,790 square miles and has a population of approximately 3,225,357 people. The capital of Mato Grosso is Cuiaba.

Mato Grosso do Sul (MS) covers an area of 137,890 square miles and has a population of approximately 2,619,657 people. The capital of Mato Grosso do Sul is Campo Grande.

Minas Gerais (MG) covers an area of 226,460 square miles and has a population of approximately 20,794,097 people. The capital of Minas Gerais is Belo Horizonte.

Para (PA) covers an area of 481,740 miles and has a population of 8,073,924 people. The capital of Para is Belem.

Paraiba (PB) covers an area of 21,794 square miles and has an estimated population of 3,943,885 people. The capital of Paraiba is Joao Pessoa.

Parana (PR) covers an area of 75,956 square miles and has a population of 11,081,692 people. The capital of Parana is Curitiba.

Piaui (PI) covers an area of 97,726 square miles and has a population of 3,194,178 people. The capital of Piaui is Teresina.

Pernambuco (PE) covers an area of 37,958 square miles and has an estimated population of 9,277,727 people. The capital of Pernambuco is Recife.

Rio de Janeiro (RJ) covers an area of 16,871 square miles and has a population of approximately 16,461,173 people. The capital of Rio de Janeiro is Rio de Janeiro.

Rio Grande do Norte (RN) covers an area of 20,385 square miles and has a population of 3,408,510 people. The capital of Rio Grande do Norte is Natal.

Rio Grande do Sul (RS) covers an area of 108,780 square miles and has a population of approximately 11,207,274 people. The capital of Rio Grande do Sul is Porto Alegre.

Rondonia (RO) covers an area of 91,729 square miles and has a population of approximately 1,748,531 people. The capital of Rondonia is Porto Velho.

Roraima (RR) covers an area of 86,602 square miles and has a population of 496,936 people. The capital of Roraima is Boa Vista.

 

Santa Catarina (SC) covers an area of 36,813 square miles and has an estimated population of 6,727,148 people. The capital of Santa Catarina is Florianopolis.

Sao Paulo (SP) covers an area of 95,838 square miles and has an estimated population of 44,035,304 people. The capital of Sao Paulo is Sao Paulo.

Sergipe (SE) covers an area of 8,459 square miles and has a population of 2,219,514 people. The capital of Sergipe is Aracaju.

Tocantins (TO) covers an area of 107,190 square miles and has an estimated population of 1,496,880 people. The capital of Tocantins is Palmas.

 

Listed Geographically: North to South

Roraima

Amapa

Amazonas

Para

Maranhao

Acre

Piaui

Ceara

Rio Grande do North

Paraiba

Pernambuco

Alagoas

Sergipe

Tocantins

Acre

Rondonia

Mato Grosso

Bahia

DF *

Minas Gerais

Espirito Santo

Mato Grosso do Sul

Rio de Janeiro

Sao Paulo

Parana

Santa Catarina

Rio Grande do Sul

 

Listed by size: biggest first.

Amazonas

Para

Mato Grosso

Minas Gerais

Bahia

Mato Grosso do Sul

Goias

Maranhao

Rio Grande do Sul

Tocantins

Piaui

Sao Paulo

Rondonia

Roraima

Parana

Acre

Ceara

Amapa

Pernambuco

Santa Catarina

Paraiba

Rio Grande do North

Espirito Santo

Rio de Janeiro

Alagoas

Sergipe

*Note: Distrito Federal (translated Federal District) is not considered a state, but it is, as the name suggests, the Federal District of Brazil, which holds the capital city, Brasilia.

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