Brazil currently has a population of 207,995,710, with one new Brazilian born about every 21 seconds. By the time the next census is released in 2020, Brazil is expected to be home to some 209 million people.
The country is also home to Latin America’s most populous city, São Paulo, which has over 12 million inner-city inhabitants. São Paulo is also the 12th largest city in the world by population, and the São Paulo state, with 45,149,486 inhabitants, is also our country’s most populated. Rio de Janeiro is our second-biggest metropolis with nearly 6.5 million residents, making it Latin America’s fourth most populous city. And Rio de Janeiro is also our country’s third-largest state, with 16,703,981 people.
But the spread of Brazil’s population is, of course, far more complex.