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Brazil Reaches 190 Million People, But Will Stop Growing in 30 Years

Brazilian crowd The population of Brazil reached 189.6 million and will cease to grow in 30 years time when it's expected to total 220 million inhabitants according to a report from the Brazilian Geography and Statistics Institute, IBGE.

"Thirty years from now the Brazilian population will cease to grow," said Luiz Antonio Pinto de Oliveira, head of the Population and Social indicators department from IBGE.

Oliveira said the current rate of children per woman is 2 but will fall to 1.5 in the next thirty years.

"International experience indicates there's not much chance of further growth from then on" because cultural and economic trends change as population grows.

However the 189.6 million should become 190 million by next October. This is because population expansion in the last seven years has averaged 2.3 million annually equivalent to 1.21%.

The current 189.6 million Brazilians are distributed in 5.565 municipalities. IBGE is mandated by law to annually update population estimates, which helps among other things to determine income distribution and poverty areas and pockets.

The states with the largest population are São Paulo, 41 million; Minas Gerais, 19.8 million; Rio de Janeiro, 15.8 million and Bahia, 14.5 million.

As to the cities, São Paulo leads with 10.9 million followed by Rio do Janeiro, 6.1 million; Salvador, Bahia, 2.9 million and the capital Brasí­lia, 2.5 million.



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  • dnbaiacu

    [quote]think about it you can have a sex change but you cannot stop giving birth
    under the law !!!!!!!

    A law to deliberately keep the average person poor and in a state of chaos. The regime KNOWS exactly what it is doing. The state is only partially to blame. Under laws like this it is even more important to having family planning. Be sexually responsible. If one feels it is their “right” to have sex without contraceptives. If the use of condoms is NOT an option for whatever pseudo-macho reason, if you keep recycling poverty throughout your descendency, it is ultimately YOUR problem.
    If people would just WAKE UP! 🙁

  • João da Silva

    [quote]The regime KNOWS exactly what it is doing.[/quote]

    So, my lad, you think a regime change is also necessary? 😉

  • forrest allen brown

    you and I booth
    when you read the paper i dont think the writer
    took into events such as people from the north and some of thoes in the south
    that will have 4 to 7 kids .

    sence for a woman to have her tubes tyed or have her baby maker cut out
    is a long proess that she has to under take .and her husban has some what the final say so ?

    think about it you can have a sex change but you cannot stop giving birth
    under the law !!!!!!!


    Forest… Reflecting upon your “welcome”
    Regarding forest good wishes for Brazil (“welcom to the first world”), I must unfortunately remark that it is represents a premature sentiment to be expressed for the nation at this particular instantÀ¢€¦ In order to be entitled to such “welcome”, the country and its citizens would require undergoing substantial change in attitudes, ethics, and political culture, along with a significant rise in living standards to a point where “an actual” middle class would emerge. These would represent the necessary basic conditions which I would consider necessary to draw, entice inwards millions of under privileged individuals from poorer neighboring… It would take nothing short of at least half, most likely a full, century of working, maturing, educating the local wretched masses…

    Yet, presuming all the right steps are miraculously taken and favorable conditions permit, the nation would have to start dealing with this inevitable issue, which would invariably emerge in the wake of significant periods of continued prosperity… Such a remarkable (and theoretical) scenario would indubitably represent an astonishing event to witness! Pity that I could never consider it possible to include myself among the few likely future witnesses who are currently alive…

  • Ric

    Brazil Reaches 190 Million People…..with what?

  • forrest allen brown

    not if brazil keeps growing
    all the illeagles will move there and have as many kids as they can

    because they will have money and medical paid by

    the working brazilian people

    welcom to the first world

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