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Latest Brazilian population numbers confirm steep aging trend

Brazilian population charts

Latest data from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) shows that the Brazilian population is becoming increasingly concentrated in big cities. Of the country’s over 5,500 municipalities, only 48 have over 500,000 inhabitants, and these are home to 66.5 million Brazilians.

In other words, 31.7 percent of Brazil’s population is currently living in 0.9 percent of the country’s cities. When going slightly deeper, a further 54.2 million people reside in cities of between 100,000 and 500,000 inhabitants, meaning over half of the people are concentrated in 5.8 percent of municipalities.

With elevated levels of unemployment across the country,...

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