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State of Alagoas
State
Flag of State of Alagoas
Flag
Coat of arms of State of Alagoas
Coat of arms
Location of State of Alagoas in Brazil
Location of State of Alagoas in Brazil
Country  Brazil
Area
 • Total 27,767.661 km2 (10,721.154 sq mi)
Area rank 25th
Population (2010 census)
 • Total 3,120,922
 • Rank 16th
 • Density 112.394126/km2 (291.09945/sq mi)
 • Density rank 4th
Demonym(s) Alagoano
GDP
 • Year 2006 estimate
 • Total R$ 15,753,000,000 (20th)
 • Per capita R$ 5,164 (25th)
HDI
 • Year 2005
 • Category 0.677 – high (27th)
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) BRST (UTC-2)
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 and a lot of them have placid waters, consequence of the Atlantic Ocean sand banks and coral reefs. The name of the state was originated from some lagoons along the ocean coast.

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