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For political administration, Brazil's 26 states—and the Federal District (Distrito Federal, Brasília)—are divided into five different regions. The name of each of the Brazilian states below is preceded by its commonly used two letter abbreviation. The chart also includes the state's capitol city, its size in km² (square kilometers),  2007 population (the latest available), percentage of urban and rural population, number of municipal districts (cities), per capita GNP and projected life expectancy (the latest available). For the specific location of each individual state within Brazil, see the state's regions or see the political map of Brazil.

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BR
Brazil
(entire country)
Brasília
-
8,514,204
(slightly larger than the Continental United States)
192,000,000(2008 estimate)
82.5/17.5
5,564
R$8,300
72.24
Common Two Letter
Abbreviation
State
Capitol City
Region
Size
(in km²)
Population
(2007 estimate)
% Pop.
Urban/
Rural
Number of Municipal Districts
Per Capita GNP in Reais (R$)
Life
Expectancy
(2007 projection)
AC
Acre
Rio Branco
North
152,581
664,000
69.6/30.4
24
R$5,413
71.1
AL
Alagoas
Maceió
Northeast
27,767
3,557,000
67.4/32.6
102
R$3,876
65.4
AP
Amapá
Macapá
North
142,814
619,000
93.7/6.3
16
R$6,796
70.1
AM
Amazonas
Manaus
North
1,570,745
3,351,000
77.6/22.4
62
R$11,434
71.3
BA
Bahia
Salvador
Northeast
564,692
13,974,000
67.4/32.6
417
R$6,350
71.7
CE
Ceará
Fortaleza
Northeast
148,825
8,238,000
76.4/23.6
184
R$4,169
69.9
DF
Distrito Federal
Brasília
Center West
5,801
2,393,000
94/6
1
R$19,071
75.1
ES
Espírito Santo
Vitória
Southeast
46,077
3,474,000
82.2/17.8
78
R$10,288
73.4
GO
Goiás
Goiânia
Center West
340,086
5,750,000
88.6/11.4
246
R$7,500
73.1
MA
Maranhão
São Luís
Northeast
331,983
6,199,000
67/33
217
R$2,748
67.2
MT
MatoGrosso
Cuiabá
Center West
903,357
2,866,000
76.6/23.4
141
R$10,161
72.9
MS
MatoGrosso do Sul
Campo Grande
Center West
357,124
2,304,000
84.7/15.3
78
R$8,944
73.5
MG
Minas Gerais
Belo Horizonte
Southeast
586,528
19,522,000
84.7/15.3
853
R$8,770
74.4
PA
Pará
Belém
North
1,247,689
7,136,000
75.2/24.8
143
R$4,991
71.7
PB
Paraíba
João Pessoa
Northeast
56,440
3,595,886
75.8/24.2
223
R$3,872
67.9
PR
Paraná
Curitiba
South
199,315
10,261,856
83.6/16.4
399
R$9,891
73.2
PE
Pernambuco
Recife
Northeast
98,311
8,518,000
76.8/23.2
185
R$5,730
67.9
PI
Piauí
Teresina
Northeast
251,529
3,041,000
60.7/39.3
223
R$2,892
68.8
RJ
Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro
Southeast
43,696
15,593,000
96.9/3.1
92
R$14,638
72.8
RN
Rio Grande do Norte
Natal
Northeast
52,796
3,051,000
72.4/27.6
167
R$5,369
70.1
RS
Rio Grande do Sul
Porto Alegre
South
281,748
10,984,000
801.5/18.5
496
R$ 13,320
74.8
RO
Rondônia
Porto Velho
North
237,576
1,567,000
68.2/31.8
52
R$6,238
70.9
RR
Roraima
Boa Vista
North
224,298
405,000
81.6/17.7
15
R$4,881
69.6
SC
Santa Catarina
Florianópolis
South
95,346
5,974,000
82.5/17.5
293
R$12,158
75
SP
São Paulo
São Paulo
Southeast
248,209
41,164,000
94.5/5.5
645
R$13,725
73.9
SE
Sergipe
Aracajú
Northeast
21,910
2,007,000
82.2/17.8
75
R$6,782
70.6
TO
Tocantins
Palmas
North
277,620
1,337,000
74.1/25.9
139
R$3,776
71
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