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State of Goiás
Flag of State of Goiás
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 City Goiânia
 • Governor Marconi Perillo
 • Vice Governor José Eliton
 • Total 340,086 km2 (131,308 sq mi)
Area rank 7th
Population (2012)[1]
 • Total 6,154,996
 • Rank 12th
 • Density 18/km2 (47/sq mi)
 • Density rank 17th
Demonym(s) Goiano
 • Year 2006 estimate
 • Total R$ 57,091,000,000 (9th)
 • Per capita R$ 9,962 (12th)
 • Year 2005
 • Category 0.800 – high (9th)
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) BRST (UTC-2)
Postal Code 73700-000 to 76790-000
ISO 3166 code BR-GO
Website goias.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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