Favela in Brasilia overtakes Rocinha and becomes the most populous in the country

According to IBGE data, Sol Nascente reached 87,184 residents, surpassing the population of the Rio de Janeiro community by 20,000

Dida Sampaio/ Estadão ContentSol Nascente surpasses Rocinha favela in number of residents

A Rocinhano Rio de Janeirolost the title of favela most populous city in Brazil for Sol Nascente, from Brasiliaaccording to data from the 2022 Demographic Census, released by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). The community in the Midwest has 87,184 residents, while the one in Rio has 67,199 residents. In the last survey, carried out in 2010, it was Rocinha that led the ranking. In third place comes Cidade de Deus/Alfredo Nascimento, in Manaus, with 55,361 people, followed by Rio das Pedras, in Rio de Janeiro, with an estimated population of 54,793. The institute, however, considers that the data for 2022 are preliminary, “subject to revisions until the definitive results are released” from the Demographic Census, currently still in the field. In total, Brazil has 11,403 favelas, home to around 16 million people, in a total of 6.6 million households. The result means an expansion of around 40% in the number of Brazilians living in favelas over the last 12 years. The 2010 Demographic Census had counted 11.426 million inhabitants in favelas that year. Until the last March 15th, just over 190 million Brazilians had been registered, the equivalent of 89.3% of the population, according to the preview estimated by the IBGE and sent to the Federal Audit Court (TCU), at the end of 2022.

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