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North Region

Região Norte
Location of North Region in Brazil
Location of North Region in Brazil
Country  Brazil
Largest cities Manaus
States Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Pará, Rondônia, Roraima and Tocantins
 • Region 3,853,676.9 km2 (1,487,913.0 sq mi)
Area rank 1st
 (2016 census)
 • Region 17,707,783
 • Rank 4th
 • Density 4.59503572/km2 (11.9010879/sq mi)
 • Density rank 5th
 • Urban
 • Year 2014
 • Total R$308 billion (5th)
 • Per capita R$17,879 (4th)
 • Year 2014
 • Category 0.718 – high (4th)
 • Life expectancy 71 years (4th)
 • Infant mortality 25.8 per 1,000 (2nd)
 • Literacy 88.7% (4th)
Time zone UTC-04 (BRT)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-03 (BRST)

The North Region of Brazil is one of the five political subdivisions of Brazil. This region is formed of seven states: Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Pará, Rondônia, Roraima and Tocantins. It the last region to be given importance by the Brazilian government, when it was already independent from Portugal.

The North Region corresponds to 45.27% of the national territory, the most big of all Brazilian regions. But this is the region with less population: with only 2,92 inhabitants per km2.

The most important cities of the North Region are:

City Population (2007)
Manaus 1,612,475
Belém 1,408,847
Ananindeua 484,600
Porto Velho 380,988
Macapá 368,397
Rio Branco 288,614
Santarém 274,074

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