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State of Alagoas
Location of State of Alagoas in Brazil
|Capital and Largest City||Maceió|
|• Total||27,767.661 km2 (10,721.154 sq mi)|
|• Density||112.394126/km2 (291.09945/sq mi)|
|• Density rank||4th|
|• Year||2006 estimate|
|• Total||R$ 15,753,000,000 (20th)|
|• Per capita||R$ 5,164 (25th)|
|• Category||0.677 – high (27th)|
|Time zone||UTC-3 (BRT)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-2 (BRST)|
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.
|States of Brazil|
|Acre | Alagoas | Amapá | Amazonas | Bahia | Ceará | Espírito Santo | Goiás | Maranhão | Mato Grosso | Mato Grosso do Sul | Minas Gerais | Pará | Paraíba | Paraná | Pernambuco | Piauí | Rio de Janeiro | Rio Grande do Norte | Rio Grande do Sul | Rondônia | Roraima | Santa Catarina | São Paulo | Sergipe | Tocantins|
|Federal District: Brazilian Federal District|
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