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State of Alagoas
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Location of State of Alagoas in Brazil
Location of State of Alagoas in Brazil
Country  Brazil
Capital and Largest City Maceió
 • Total 27,767.661 km2 (10,721.154 sq mi)
Area rank 25th
 (2010 census)
 • Total 3,120,922
 • Rank 16th
 • Density 112.394126/km2 (291.09945/sq mi)
 • Density rank 4th
Demonym(s) Alagoano
 • Year 2006 estimate
 • Total R$ 15,753,000,000 (20th)
 • Per capita R$ 5,164 (25th)
 • Year 2005
 • Category 0.677 – high (27th)
Time zone UTC-3 (BRT)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (BRST)
Postal Code
57000-000 to 57990-000
ISO 3166 code BR-AL

Alagoas is a small coastal state in the Northeast Region of Brazil. Its capital city is Maceió, where tourism industry is one of the basis for the local economy. Other important cities in Alagoas are Arapiraca, Palmeira dos Índios, Penedo, Marechal Deodoro, and Maragogi. The state has a total of 101 cities.

Alagoas' coastline has several beaches with coconut trees. Many of the beaches have calm water, because they are sheltered by the Atlantic Ocean sand banks and coral reefs. The state was named after some lagoons along the ocean coast.

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Federal District: Brazilian Federal District

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