Around 10.000 Brazilian populated places and all 5.561 municípios have been the subject of the latest geonames bulk update. The data set is from the Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia Estatística (IBGE) and has kindly been provided by Edmar Moretti from the Ministério do Meio Ambiente.
Brazil is a federation consisting of twenty-six states (estados) and one federal district (distrito federal), making a total of 27 first order administrative divisions. There are 5.561 second order administrative divisions or municípios. Minas Gerais (MG) is the state with the largest number of municípios (853) and Roraima (RR) has the lowest number (15). The Distrito Federal has only one município.
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