Maranhão

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State of Maranhão
State
Flag of State of Maranhão
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Location of State of Maranhão in Brazil
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 CitySão Luís
Government
 • GovernorRoseana Sarney
 • Vice GovernorJoão Alberto
Area
 • Total331,983.293 km2 (128,179.466 sq mi)
Area rank8th
Population (2012)[1]
 • Total6,714,314
 • Rank10th
 • Density20/km2 (52/sq mi)
 • Density rank16th
Demonym(s)Maranhense
GDP
 • Year2006 estimate
 • TotalR$ 28,621,000,000 (16th)
 • Per capitaR$ 4,628 (26th)
HDI
 • Year2005
 • Category0.683 – medium (26th)
Time zoneUTC-3 (BRT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2 (BRST)
Postal Code65000-000 to 65990-000
ISO 3166 codeBR-MA
Websitema.gov.br

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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