How many states does Brazil have?
Google says that Brazil has 14 states but Wikipedia says Brazil has 26 states. Which is correct?
- James BlackleyLv 71 month ago
- Bill-MLv 71 month ago
count them for yourself:
- PhilLv 41 month ago
26 states in Brazil ( and one federal district ).
ps, the 14 is probably the initial 14 " captainacies" that Brazil was divided into in 1535.
"established " captaincies" (capitanias) to protect and develop the colony. The colony was divided into 14 captaincies, nine of them divided by straight lines running parallel to the Equator into unmapped space as far as the Tordesillas line, 45 degrees west of the Prime Meridian (see Figure 3). The crown awarded these tracts to minor nobles, military commanders, and bureaucrats close to the monarchy."
- skeptikLv 71 month ago
According to the CIA World Factbook (as well as every other source I've seen), Brazil has 26 states and one Federal District.
I don't find anything from Google that says 14 states.