Urbanized areas in the country are equivalent to only 0.54% of the total area, shows the study Urbanized Areas of Brazil (2019), by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), released yesterday (23).
According to the study, the general distribution of urbanized areas in the country shows that there is still a marked concentration on the coast, following the historical pattern of settlement since the colonization period.
In the 443 coastal municipalities of Brazil, which occupy approximately 5% of the national territory, there is an extension of 9,166.79 km² of urbanized areas, about 19% of the . . .