The Federative Republic of Brazil is a union of 27 Federative Units: 26 states (estados) and one federal district (distrito federal), where the federal capital, Brasilia, is located. The states are generally based on historical, conventional borders which have developed over time.
The Federal District is not a state, but shares some characteristics of a state as well as some of a municipality. In 1988, the northern portion of Goias became the state of Tocantins, with Palmas as its capital. Also archipelago Fernando de Noronha became part of Pernambuco. As for 2018, the 27 regions are:
7. Distrito Federal
8. Espirito Santo
11. Mato Grosso
12. Mato Grosso do Sul
13. Minas Gerais
19. Rio de Janeiro
20. Rio Grande do Norte
21. Rio Grande do Sul
24. Santa Catarina
25. Sao Paulo
This geography learning game may answer the following questions:
- How many states do Brasil have?
- Which are the Brasil regions?
- Which are the 5 biggest states of Brasil?
- What are the political borders of Brasil states?
- Where is Amazonas situated?
- Where is Sao Paulo situated?