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Brazil Summary

Population 2000 (NSO-Based Estimate '000) 169,799   Population 2000 (UN '000) 170,406
Area (km2) 8,480,395   Avg. Input Resolution (km) 29
Number of Administrative Units 9,847   Population Per Administrative Unit ('000) 17
Number of Urban Extents 762   Number of Settlement Points 4,243

Brazil Details

Continent South America
Country Name Brazil
Administrative Classifications
Level Used 4.0
Leve1 Type Region
Level2 Type Estado
Level3 Type Municipio
Level4 Type Distrito
Number of Units 9,847
Population Per Unit ('000) (2000, estimate) 17
National Population Estimates
Last Year of Reference 2000
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1990 ('000) 145,515
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1995 ('000) 156,781
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 2000 ('000) 169,799
UN Population, 1990 ('000) 147,957
UN Population, 1995 ('000) 159,481
UN Population, 2000 ('000) 170,406
National Spatial Estimates
Area (km2) 8,480,395
Average Input Resolution (km) 29
Settlement Points
Number of Settlement Points 4,243
Largest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 9,813,187
Smallest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 1,249
Mean Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 118,478
Urban Areal Extents
Number of Urban Extents 762
Largest Urban Extent (km2) 6,354
Smallest Urban Extent (km2) 0
Mean Urban Extent (km2) 179
Total for All Urban Extent (km2) 136,031
Largest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 19,204,944
Smallest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 1,008
Mean Urban Extent (population, 2000) 139,313
Total for All Urban Extent (population, 2000) 106,156,564
% Total Land Area in Urban Extents (km2) 2%
% Total Population in Urban Extents (2000, estimate) 61%
% Total Population that is Urban (2001, UN World Urbanization Prospects) 82%
Urban Areal Extents, by Source
Nighttime Lights Data 1,539
Regression-estimated Extents 16
Digital Chart of the World 1
Other 0
Administrative Population Source Data:
Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia y Estatistica, IBGE.Censo Demografico 2000:
Administrative Boundary Source Data:
International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) CD
Settlement Point Population Source Data:
CELADE, Latin American and Caribbean Demographic Centre (CELADE) - Population Division of Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
Settlement Point Coordinate Source Data:
Celade, Getty, Map, NIMA, UNSD, World Gazetteer
Urban Criteria for Settlements (UN):
Urban and suburban zones of administrative centres of municipios and districts.
Administrative Population Edits and Notes:
(1) Muncipio (administrative level 3) growth rates, calculated between the census years 1991 and 2000, were applied to the the 2000 distrito (administrative level 4) population figures to extrapolate to target years. (2) A 5% rate cap was applied to select units. (3) For the island of Fernando Noronha, the growth rate that was applied is from the UN estimates that were reported in the UN System-Wide Earthwatch Web Site Island Directory: . (4) Recent boundary divisions were accomodated in the following attribution of population: a. In the Municipio of Jatauba, the population of the distrito Jacu is added to Jundia and population of Passagem do To added to the distrito Jatauba; b. In the Municipio Godofredo Viana, the population of the distrito Aurizona is added to Luis Dominguez.
Administrative Spatial Edits and Notes: