List of largest cities in Brazil

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Brazil has a high level of urbanization with 87.8% of the population residing in urban and metropolitan areas.wikipedia
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Brazil

BRABrasilBrazilian
Brazil has a high level of urbanization with 87.8% of the population residing in urban and metropolitan areas.
Its capital is Brasília, and its most populated city is São Paulo.

Florianópolis

FlorianopolisFlorianapolisFlorianópolis, Brazil
The state capitals are also the largest cities in their respective states, exceptions being Florianópolis (which is the capital and the second largest city of Santa Catarina state after Joinville) and Vitória (which is the capital but only the fourth-largest city of Espírito Santo state).
It has a population of 477,798, according to the 2016 IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics) population estimate, the second most populous city in the state (after Joinville), and the 47th in Brazil.

São Paulo

Sao PauloSão Paulo, BrazilSao Paulo, Brazil
The metropolis is an alpha global city (as listed by the GaWC) and the most populous city in Brazil, the Western Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere, besides being the largest Portuguese-speaking city in the world, and the largest city south of the Tropic of Capricorn.

Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, BrazilRioNorth Zone
Rio de Janeiro (River of January), or simply Rio, is anchor to the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area and the second-most populous municipality in Brazil and the sixth-most populous in the Americas.

Belo Horizonte

Belo Horizonte, BrazilBelo Horizonte, Minas GeraisBelo Horizonte, MG
Belo Horizonte (, ; "Beautiful Horizon") is the sixth-largest city in Brazil, with a population of approximately 2.5 million.

Salvador, Bahia

SalvadorSalvador da BahiaSAL
With 2.9 million people (2017), it is the largest city proper in the Northeast Region and the 4th largest city proper in the country, after São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasília.

Manaus

Manaus, BrazilManaosManaós
It is the seventh-largest city in Brazil, with an estimated 2019 population of 2,182,763 distributed over a land area of about 4,401.97 square miles (11,401 km2).

Curitiba

Curitiba, BrazilCuritiba, ParanáCuritiba Master Plan
The city's population was 1,879,355, making it the eighth most populous city in Brazil and the largest in Brazil's South Region.

Brasília

BrasiliaBraziliaBrasilia, Brazil
Brasília is estimated to be Brazil's third-most populous city.

Porto Alegre

Porto Alegre, BrazilPorto Alegre, Rio Grande do SulPorto Alegre, RS
Founded in 1769 by Manuel Sepúlveda, its population of 1,481,019 inhabitants (2016) makes it the tenth most populous city in the country and the centre of Brazil's fifth largest metropolitan area, with 4,405,760 inhabitants (2010).

Campinas

Campinas, São PauloCampinas, BrazilCampinas, SP
According to the 2010 Census, the city's population is 1,080,999, making it the fourteenth most populous Brazilian city and the third most populous municipality in São Paulo state.

Belém

BelemBelém do ParáBelem, Brazil
With an estimated population of 1,439,561 people — or 2,249,405, considering its metropolitan area — it is the 11th most populous city in Brazil, as well as the 16th by economic relevance.

São Luís, Maranhão

São LuísSão Luís do MaranhãoSão Luis
The metropolitan area totals 1,605,305, ranked as the 15th largest in Brazil.

Guarulhos

It is the second most populous city in the Brazilian state of São Paulo, the 13th most populous city in Brazil, and is also the most populous city in the country that is not a state capital.

Santos, São Paulo

SantosSantos, BrazilSantos (São Paulo)
Santos is about 31 km (19 mi) from the metropolis São Paulo, capital of the state São Paulo, which is also the most populous city in Brazil.

Niterói

NiteroiNiterói, Rio de JaneiroPraia Grande, Niterói
According to the 2010 Brazilian Census, the city has a population of 487,320 people, making it the fifth most populous city in the state of Rio de Janeiro and the 39th most populous in the country.

Espírito Santo

Espirito SantoEspírito Santo stateES
The state capitals are also the largest cities in their respective states, exceptions being Florianópolis (which is the capital and the second largest city of Santa Catarina state after Joinville) and Vitória (which is the capital but only the fourth-largest city of Espírito Santo state).

Santa Catarina (state)

Santa CatarinaSanta Catarina stateSC
The state capitals are also the largest cities in their respective states, exceptions being Florianópolis (which is the capital and the second largest city of Santa Catarina state after Joinville) and Vitória (which is the capital but only the fourth-largest city of Espírito Santo state).

Municipalities of Brazil

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This is a list of the most populous cities based on the population of the municipality where the city is located, rather than its metropolitan area.

Varginha

Varginha, Minas Gerais
The city is equidistant from the three largest metropolitan areas in Brazil (Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo).

Fortaleza

Fortaleza, CearáFortaleza, BrazilFortaleza, CE

Campo Grande

Campo Grande, BrazilCampo Grande, Mato Grosso do SulCampo Grande, MS