Maranhão

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State of Maranhão
State

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Location of State of Maranhão in Brazil
Coordinates: 6°11′S 45°37′W / 6.183°S 45.617°W / -6.183; -45.617Coordinates: 6°11′S 45°37′W / 6.183°S 45.617°W / -6.183; -45.617
Country  Brazil
Capital and Largest City São Luís
Government
 • Governor Roseana Sarney
 • Vice Governor João Alberto
Area
 • Total 331,983.293 km2 (128,179.466 sq mi)
Area rank 8th
Population (2012)[1]
 • Total 6,714,314
 • Rank 10th
 • Density 20.2248551/km2 (52.382134/sq mi)
 • Density rank 16th
Demonym Maranhense
GDP
 • Year 2006 estimate
 • Total R$ 28,621,000,000 (16th)
 • Per capita R$ 4,628 (26th)
HDI
 • Year 2005
 • Category 0.683 – medium (26th)
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) BRST (UTC-2)
Postal Code 65000-000 to 65990-000
ISO 3166 code BR-MA

Maranhão is one of the states of Brazil. It is in the northeastern region of the country. To the north is the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Maranhão shares borders with Piauí, Tocantins and Pará.

Major cities in the state besides the state capital São Luís are Imperatriz, Timon, and Caxias. The Alcantara spaceport is in the north of the state, not far from São Luís.

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