Population Arrangements and Urban Concentrations in Brazil | 2015

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The study Population Arrangements and Urban Concentrations in Brazil constitutes a reference framework of urbanization in the country. It results from the adoption of criteria that have privileged integration among municipalities. The identification and  delimitation of the biggest agglomerations of people has been a subject of study by the IBGE since the 1960’s, as the phenomenon of urbanization became more intense and, gradually, more complex. The necessity of providing updated information about those subdivisions demands the identification and delimitation of urban locations that appear in cities of different sizes, due to the growing urban expansion, not only in areas with advanced economy, but in Brazil ad a whole.

With the purpose of providing a territory-based model of economic and social relations that are intrinsic to a urbanization process, this study presents an overview of the Population Arrangements and Urban Concentrations in Brazil. The approach with common criteria for all parts of the country has privileged integration elements, measured by pendular movements for work or study and the contiguous characteristics of the urban sprawl.