Brazil - Population density

Population density (people per sq. km of land area)

The value for Population density (people per sq. km of land area) in Brazil was 24.84 as of 2016. As the graph below shows, over the past 55 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 24.84 in 2016 and a minimum value of 8.90 in 1961.

Definition: Population density is midyear population divided by land area in square kilometers. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization and World Bank population estimates.

See also:

Year Value
1961 8.90
1962 9.16
1963 9.43
1964 9.71
1965 9.99
1966 10.27
1967 10.55
1968 10.83
1969 11.12
1970 11.41
1971 11.69
1972 11.98
1973 12.27
1974 12.57
1975 12.88
1976 13.19
1977 13.50
1978 13.83
1979 14.16
1980 14.50
1981 14.84
1982 15.19
1983 15.54
1984 15.89
1985 16.23
1986 16.57
1987 16.90
1988 17.23
1989 17.55
1990 17.87
1991 18.18
1992 18.49
1993 18.80
1994 19.11
1995 19.42
1996 19.73
1997 20.05
1998 20.36
1999 20.67
2000 20.97
2001 21.27
2002 21.55
2003 21.83
2004 22.10
2005 22.36
2006 22.61
2007 22.86
2008 23.09
2009 23.32
2010 23.55
2011 23.77
2012 24.00
2013 24.22
2014 24.43
2015 24.64
2016 24.84

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Density & urbanization