Goiás

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State of Goiás
Flag of State of Goiás
Flag
Coat of arms of State of Goiás
Coat of arms
Location of State of Goiás in Brazil
Location of State of Goiás in Brazil
Coordinates: 15°56′S 50°8′W / 15.933°S 50.133°W / -15.933; -50.133Coordinates: 15°56′S 50°8′W / 15.933°S 50.133°W / -15.933; -50.133
Country Brazil
Capital and Largest CityGoiânia
Government
 • GovernorMarconi Perillo
 • Vice GovernorJosé Eliton
Area
 • Total340,086 km2 (131,308 sq mi)
Area rank7th
Population
(2012)[1]
 • Total6,154,996
 • Rank12th
 • Density18/km2 (47/sq mi)
 • Density rank17th
Demonym(s)Goiano
GDP
 • Year2006 estimate
 • TotalR$ 57,091,000,000 (9th)
 • Per capitaR$ 9,962 (12th)
HDI
 • Year2005
 • Category0.800 – high (9th)
Time zoneUTC-3 (BRT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2 (BRST)
Postal Code
73700-000 to 76790-000
ISO 3166 codeBR-GO
Websitegoias.gov.br

Goiás is a state of Brazil. It is in the central part of the country. It shares borders with Tocantins, Bahia, Minas Gerais, the Federal District, Mato Grosso do Sul and Mato Grosso. The capital and largest city in the state is Goiânia. With an area of 341,289 km², Goiás is about the size of the Republic of the Congo; smaller than Germany and larger than Finland.

There are 246 municipalities in Goiás. The top 15 cities in order by number of people (est. 01/07/2005) are:

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