North Region, Brazil

North Region
Região Norte
North Region in Brazil.svg
Coordinates: 3°7′45″S 60°1′17″W / 3.12917°S 60.02139°W / -3.12917; -60.02139Coordinates: 3°7′45″S 60°1′17″W / 3.12917°S 60.02139°W / -3.12917; -60.02139
Country Brazil
Largest citiesManaus
Belém
StatesAcre, Amapá, Amazonas, Pará, Rondônia, Roraima and Tocantins
Area
 • Region3,853,676.9 km2 (1,487,913.0 sq mi)
 • Rank1st
Population
 • Region18,672,591
 • Rank4th
 • Density4.8/km2 (13/sq mi)
  • Rank5th
 • Urban
75.6%
GDP
 • Year2014
 • TotalR$387,5 billion (5th)
 • Per capitaR$17,879 (4th)
HDI
 • Year2014
 • Category0.730 – high (4th)
 • Life expectancy71 years (4th)
 • Infant mortality25.8 per 1,000 (2nd)
 • Literacy88.7% (4th)
Time zonesUTC−3 (BRT)
UTC−4 (AMT)
UTC−5 (ACT)

The North Region of Brazil (Portuguese: Região Norte do Brasil; [ʁeʒiˈɐ̃w̃ ˈnɔʁtʃi du bɾaˈziw]) is the largest region of Brazil, corresponding to 45.27% of the national territory. It is the least inhabited of the country, and contributes with a minor percentage in the national GDP and population. It comprises the states of Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Pará, Rondônia, Roraima and Tocantins.

Its demographic density is the lowest in Brazil considering all the regions of the country, with only 3.8 inhabitants per km2. Most of the population is centered in urban areas.

Belém International Airport and Manaus International Airport connect the North Region with many Brazilian cities and also operate some international flights.

The North is home to the Federal University of Amazonas and Federal University of Pará, among others.


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