RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- Brazil's population reached 210.1 million in July, up by 0.79 percent from 2018, the country's statistics agency said on Wednesday.
According to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), the population of Roraima state in the northern region registered the greatest increase of 5.1 percent, up from 576,500 in 2018 to 605,700 this year. The increase was attributed to a large influx of Venezuelan immigrants in the period.
Among state capitals, Boa Vista, capital of Roraima state, also registered the highest population increase of 6.3 percent.
Despite the recent population increase, Roraima remains the least populated state in Brazil. The most populated state continues to be Sao Paulo with a population of 45.9 million, accounting for 21.9 percent of the total population in Brazil.
The southeastern region is, by far, the most populated in Brazil. In addition to Sao Paulo, the region also has the second and third most populated states in the country, namely Minas Gerais with a population of 21.1 million and Rio de Janeiro with 17.2 million.
Sao Paulo state's capital city, also named Sao Paulo, is the most populated city in Brazil with a population of 12.2 million, followed by Rio de Janeiro with 6.7 million and the country's capital city Brasilia with 6.7 million.