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States of Brazil







Basically, Brazil State is a political society having jurisdiction over a specific geographic region. In reality, this veiled political authority of Brazil State is actually exercised by institution called Government, upon whom the administration of the people living within the particular territory rests.
The total States of Brazil at present is 26. Besides, the country also has one district called "Distrito Federal" or 'Federal District', containing the capital city of Brasilia.

The traditional and historical borders form the basis of each Brazil State, evolving through centuries. There is of course quite a couple of Brazil State, which has haphazard, poorly defined boundaries. In this regard, mention may be made about the 'Federal District', which is not a full-fledged state, yet shares some typical state features.

The history of the proper emergence of Brazil State dates back to the Second World War in 1943. With Brazil's participation in the Great War, seven tactical regions of Amapa, Rio Branco, Acre, Guapore, Iguacu, Fernando de Noronha archipelago and Ponta Pora got isolated from the Brazilian borders and came under the direct administration of the Vargas Regime. In the post-War situation, Brazil regained the first four territories in the form of matured states.

States of Brazil is essentially a vast political region under an efficient and effective administration, which facilitate smooth running of the society.

States of BrazilAbbreviationCapitalPopulation ( 2010 )Area (sq km )
AcreACRio Branco732793152581.4
AlagoasALMaceió316892227767.7
AmapáAPMacapá668689142814.6
AmazonasAMManaus34809371570745.7
BahiaBASalvador14021432564692.7
CearáCEFortaleza8448055148825.6
Distrito FederalDFBrasília25629635822.1
Espírito SantoESVitória351167246077.5
GoiásGOGoiânia6004045340086.7
MaranhãoMASão Luís6569683331983.3
Mato GrossoMTCuiabá3033991903357.9
Mato Grosso do SulMSCampo Grande2449341357125
Minas GeraisMGBelo Horizonte19595309586528.3
ParáPABelém75880781247689.5
ParaíbaPBJoão Pessoa376683456439.8
ParanáPRCuritiba10439601199314.9
PernambucoPERecife879603298311.6
PiauíPITeresina3119015251529.2
Rio de JaneiroRJRio de Janeiro1599358343696.1
Rio Grande do NorteRNNatal316813352796.8
Rio Grande do SulRSPorto Alegre10695532281748.5
RondôniaROPorto Velho1560501237576.2
RoraimaRRBoa Vista451227224299
Santa CatarinaSCFlorianópolis624968295346.2
São PauloSPSão Paulo41252160248209.4
SergipeSEAracaju206803121910.3
TocantinsTOPalmas1383453277620.9


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