Brazil Cities

Brazil is a melting pot of cultures, flavours, colours and creeds. As such, it is a fascinating country to visit, and in which to live. There are a number of cities in various states that are popular favourites amongst tourists and locals alike.

These include:

• São Paulo is one of the most popular cities to visit in Brazil. It is also its largest and is one of the world’s most populous. It is abundant in green parks and stunning landscapes. The locals of São Paulo are known for their industrious, energetic nature.
• Rio de Janeiro is the city that never sleeps. It is renowned for its abundance of things to do, see, taste, watch and fall in love with. It is the educational and cultural hub of Brazil and boasts some of the best beaches on the planet.
• Belo Horizonte is one of the country’s largest cities, with a population of nearly 5 million people. It is particularly scenic and also showcases gorgeous architecture.
• Fortaleza dates back to the 1600’s and is the capital city of Ceara state. It has grown particularly fast, its population having increased by 10 times its number in about 60 years.
• Salvador is a busy port on the Atlantic Ocean. It is rich in historical value, and its many old churches decorate the streets and suburbs.
• Brasilia is a modern city and the capital of the country. It is acclaimed for its efficient, forward-thinking city planning.
• Manaus is situated in the Amazonas and is, therefore, recognised as a popular destination for ecotourism.
• Curitiba is known as one of the country’s wealthiest and most beautiful cities, earning it a reputation of being a choice place in which to live.
• Porto Alegre is renowned as one of the most valuable hotspots in terms of its cultural, political and economic value. It boasts stunning beaches as well as plenty to do and see.




In terms of population numbers, these are the top 20 cities in Brazil (in descending order):

1. São Paulo – approximately 11 244 000 inhabitants
2. Rio de Janeiro – approximately 6 323 000 inhabitants
3. Salvador – approximately 2 676 000 inhabitants
4. Brasília – approximately 2 562 000 inhabitants
5. Fortaleza - approximately 2 447 000 inhabitants
6. Belo Horizonte – 2 375 000 inhabitants
7. Manaus - approximately 1 802 525 inhabitants
8. Curitiba – approximately 1 747 000 inhabitants
9. Recife - approximately 1 536 000 inhabitants
10. Porto Alegre - approximately 1 409 000 inhabitants
11. Belém - approximately 1 392 000 inhabitants
12. Goiânia - approximately 1 301 000 inhabitants
13. Guarulhos - approximately 1 222 000 inhabitants
14. Campinas - approximately 1 081 000 inhabitants
15. São Luís - approximately 1 012 000 inhabitants
16. São Gonçalo – approximately 1 000 000 inhabitants
17. Maceió Alagoas – approximately 933 000 inhabitants
18. Duque de Caxias - approximately 873 000 inhabitants
19. Nova Iguaçu – approximately 865 000 inhabitants
20. Natal - approximately 806 200 inhabitants